At about this time last year, Pastor Obinna chatted me up asking if I would be able to write for KissesandHuggs website (a website with healthy, godly content for both singles & married folks) every week.
I didn’t answer immediately because I had never done it before. Fear literally gripped me. My immediate response was to say a big NO.
I kept wondering how in the world I was going to churn out great articles every week especially on the subject of relationships. Hmmm!
I was so afraid of so many things but my greatest fear was this: what if I run out of articles? What if I wake up on my scheduled day with nothing to write?
This thought possessed my mind and had such a strong grip on me. I even found myself unconsciously thinking about it on my way home from choir rehearsals one Saturday evening. Until His voice broke into my intense ponderings.
He (God) said to me, “You want to know why you are scared?”
“Yes,” I replied. “I want to know why I am so afraid of doing what I really love doing, writing.”
“You are afraid because the focus is on you and not on Me.”
That was when it all made sense. I was so afraid because I was focusing on my finite self and forgetting that there is the infinite God who can help me write one article per week for as long as I am a contributor at KissesandHuggs website.
At that point, I decide to let go and trust God. So, I have been writing one article per week for about 11 months. WOW! It felt good saying that. And God has been so faithful.
There were days when I felt like, “God, I have nothing to write. Help me ooo.” And He always came through for me every single time. He still does.
Shout out to Pastor Obinna for the constant reminders! Lol!
What is my point though? Fear is a huge hindrance to becoming all the great things that you can be.
There is a lot that God has deposited in you but fear wouldn’t let you be great.
What I was so afraid of never even happened! There was never a week when I didn’t have an article to submit. I have still not run out of articles yet. Do you see?
I am writing this to tell you that there is a goldmine, there is treasure to be found on the other side of your fear.
What you are so afraid of. That thing you are so afraid of is actually non-existent. Do IT anyways! Whatever IT means to you.
As we step into 2020, I know you have all these BIG goals, plans and great stuff you want to do.
Don’t let fear get in the way. Write that book, start that podcast, learn that new skill, apply for that job…Do whatever it is you want to do in this coming year.
Don’t let fear get in the way.
And always remember, there is a goldmine, there is treasure to be found on the other side of your fear. Even if it is a lesson you learn from doing something and failing at it. That’s valuable.
Finally, never forget that you have God in your corner. Like, He is constantly rooting for you and cheering you on to become the best version of yourself and to do all that He wants you to do. Why? Because He has called you to be a blessing to a certain tribe of people. And you must be a BLESSING!
Have a great day ahead!
Thanks a trillion for visiting today!