It stops you from chasing your dreams.
It keeps you awake at night.
It steals your confidence.
It’s paralyzing. It keeps you static. It tells you you’re not good enough. It keeps you stuck in your past and terrified of what your future holds.
It causes physical pain; even disease.
It keeps you unhappy.
It disallows you to fulfill your potential.
To be you.
Fear of the unknown.
Of failure. Pain. Change.
How does this emotion get control of us? While it’s designed to keep us safe, for many of us it’s crippling.
Like a cage.
Technically it’s not even real – it makes us afraid of what we think might happen.
I have fear.
Fear of death. Fear about money. Fear that the baby won’t sleep through the night. Fear that in general I missed the boat and am doing it all wrong. Fear of spiders and gross animals. Fear that I’ve carried with me for decades.
I’m tired, and I’m done with fear now.
Or, once I figure out how to make it go away I will be.
Until then I’m learning about fruits (Matt. 7:20), learning to think in the present (not the past…), and trying to keep it rational.