Fear robs. Straight up.
Some fear is rational. My experience has been that fear is anything but rational. It prevents, it blocks, it freezes, it hurts, it creates so many unnecessary emotions.
I had two moments this week where I overcame fear. The first was having a hard conversation and confronting tough feelings. I feared I wouldn’t be heard, more pain would be caused, and things would get worse. I also was invited to drive a bigger vehicle than I’m used to. I feared I would crash, and be mocked for the rest of my life by my coworkers. I literally told myself to “man up.”
Both situations gave me a lot of anxiety, and both situations turned out to be nothing like what I feared they would be. Imagine that. Yet here I was, again.
God knew that fear would be crippling, no matter the situation. He said as much. “Fear not, for I am with you.” Did I bring God into my fear this week? I did not. And I paid the price.
Don’t follow my lead. Fear not this week.