I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
I'd love to tell you that I never let fear dictate my decisions. I'd love to tell you that I have no regrets because I didn't let fear keep me from doing what I wanted or didn't want to do. While I'd love to tell you these things and more, the truth is I sometimes let fear run the show in many parts of my life!
There comes a time however when you have to decide; will I live in FEAR or FREEDOM, and in 2021, we are choosing Freedom!
For me, freedom was releasing myself from the negative thoughts that told me I wasn't good enough. With apprehension and anxiety I decided to submit my work for publication. I pushed through the fear, and guess what was on the other side.....freedom! The good news is , my submission was selected and I can now add "published photographer" to my resume!!!
The even better news! When I pushed submit, I also released fear. I confidently closed the computer that night, and had peace that selected or not, I knew the work was excellent and I would hold my head high, and submit my work again when given the chance.
When you release yourself from the grip of fear, you are able to move freely in the God given talent that has been placed in you! Even better, you are inspiration to others! Your one bold move can light a fire under someone else. For me, it was the extra blessing of my children seeing my work in print. Prayerfully they will grow up with the confidence, and the home grown example that fear will not enslave us and keep us small.
So what are you fearful about? What opportunities have you allowed to sail past you because of fear? What regrets do you have because fear won? We are taking our power back, one bold move at a time. Drop me a comment on what you have planned so I can be cheering for you in the front row!!!