I’m still working up to writing about an actual subject resembling anything this blog promises. Because…fear.
Did you notice that my first blog post was dated 6 months ago? Because…fear.
Still trying to prove myself. Because…fear.
Still working up my nerve…because FEAR.
Fear tells us we can’t. We’re not worthy. We’re not capable. We’re not smart enough. We’re not strong enough.
What has fear stopped you from doing in your life? From asking that person out? Applying for that promotion? Changing careers after years and thousands of dollars invested in your current degree/job? Eating out alone? Ending an unhealthy relationship? Branching out from your daily coffee order that the barista has memorized? (#firstworldproblems…not me, of course…)
Some of you can probably relate zero percent to this because you are blessed with the right combination of confidence and healthy amount of impulsivity that you really don’t let fear stop you. For the rest of you, like myself, I have great news!
Fear is a LIAR.
I’m just a messenger. Jesus and Zach Williams get all the credit here.
“Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar”
“So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10).
The self-doubt we have in fearful moments is not an accurate representation of all the crazzyyyy amazing possibilities that could come from telling fear that he is a liar. I am not trying to be motivational here for anyone but myself (sorry y’all). This is just a personal pep-talk. To overcome a fear of putting myself out there and take a small step toward personal goals and self-fulfillment.
My mantra this week…fear is a liar. Do something this week that fear has been lying to you about. If you need a real pep talk, read Jen Hatmaker or listen to Zach Williams. Or better yet, spend some time with my friend Jesus. I know I need to.