It's perfectly fine to feel afraid from time to time, but it's definitely not okay to make decisions based off those fears. Decisions made as a result of fear display little faith in the One we are called to believe works everything out for our good. Fortunately for us, that includes fear-based decision-making.
If you're anything like me, or half the people in this world for that matter, walking on unchartered territory can bring about an uneasy feeling, but choosing to remain complacent and oppressed by that anxiety is not an option. Some people call it taking a risk, while we choose to believe it's the equivalent to the Civil War.... the fight for freedom and liberation from fear that cripples over half of Americans. Ever stop to think why there's a 1%? Probably not solely because they earned it through hard work, but by taking steps leaps of faith outside the realm of acceptability.
"Nothing at the pinnacle of greatness is ever achieved by following the mold of what is already being done." -Frankie Reed-
When making decisions, think about where you are headed and not where you could possibly fall if it doesn't work out. Ask yourself, is this move toward my goals in life?
It's ok to be afraid, but it's not okay to use that fear to support your decision to do or not do something that could make a big impact on your life. As greatness doesn't develop from a mold, it also is not likely to be developed alone. If God has not sent others in to help you just yet, you can always partner with Him to create an awesome duo. Don't be afraid to set aside time with God for clear direction. Ask Him for what you want and wholeheartedly believe that He will answer you.
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.