I have a fear, I know in the depths of my heart, I really need to get over.
Fear of failure.
Fear that it will be more messy than beautiful.
But can’t the messy be beautiful too?
It is to God. Isn’t it?
Because if not for the messy there would be no need for grace.
Fear that if brush touches paper, the color may bleed a direction I don’t want it to go.
Then heartache will bleed because the first attempt doesn’t turn out perfect.
Putting color on brush I know ‘how’ to do physically.
But will I mentally choose to be happy with the results?
How do I take out time for paint and water and brush when I feel there are “more important things to do”?
Or is that just another excuse?
Dreams God has placed. God-sized dreams… and yet I hide in fear of them and use yet another excuse that I don’t know how to bring it to pass.
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7
God quietly reminds me that this fear is not from Him.
I can put something on that paper which is stretched and hiding behind the door.
I can do this.
I can silence these excuses.
I can face these fears.
I can get over it.
Anything you need to face?
What excuses keep feeding your fear and stopping you from realizing those dreams He has put into your heart?
To face it with a boldness and move forward with it?
Retiring and moving to where you dream of living?
Starting a business you only dream about?
Having that gallery showing you dream about?
Writing that book or sending in that proposal?
Stepping out in faith and surrender to going to that mission field?
Witnessing to that one God keeps placing on your heart?
Researching how to sell those photos you keep taking that live on your laptop?
Yeah, that last one was for me as well…
Leave me a comment and tell me what you dream of doing.
By Sharon from Hiking Toward Home