Life is risky. There are many opportunities that come our way and we have the choice to take them or not. So many times in life I am filled with fear, even paralyzing fear at times. More so now that I’m a mother. I have a tendency at times to fear the great big things but also the smallest most mundane things.
However, I have been commanded, just as we all have, to not fear. The Word tells us that we are not to fear or be terrified because God is with us. I have to continually tell myself that every day. Every hour at times. Sometimes I don’t even realize I am fearful of something but certain situations end up showing me I am.
Take this blog for example. This is risky. For me, this is something I never thought I’d do. I’m putting myself out there for other people to inevitably critique and to see sides of me they may not know or typically get to see. I think about what will they say. What will they think of me. I better not say that because that may make me look bad. Or weird. Or whatever. But if I’m being true to who I’ve been made to be then why do I care so much about others opinions? Which is my prayer for this blog.
I am praying Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I want to remember that God gave me a voice and it’s ok to use it. And He has given me so many amazing opportunities in life that I would’ve missed out on if I had been too fearful. Life is full of ups and downs and without risk we might not experience either. I pray that I get to love hard and take more risks with no fear. Or at least less fear, little by little. After all, that’s what happens while we are learning this life as we go.