So I came across this quote recently and it said, “Faith and fear can’t coexist.’ Although I have heard this saying a million times over my lifetime something about it today stuck out in my mind. Something about it today woke me up and gave me this strength that I need to push forward through all that is thrown my way.
Lately I have been facing many thoughts of what I should do next, where I want to be in the next year. Just like many other people fear and being scared of the unknown kicked in. What if this, and what if that? I always start to think about all of the what ifs and I find myself putting off what I should be doing and I take the easy rode. It is so easy to just hop on to something that someone else created.
While taking the easy road is, well lets say easy, we take it at what cost? We take the easy road at the cost of losing ourselves. We forget about our goals and our dreams because it is “So hard.” Because we get scared. I mean who wants to put in so much hard work so that they can LIVE their best life? I guess only crazy people want to do that, huh? I guess you can call me crazy.
There’s a quote out there by the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. He talks about how crazy people are the ones who change the world. This just so happens to be one of my favorite quotes. It’s on my home page and posted on my wall at home. He says,
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of the rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the one thing you cant do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
So as I logged onto my facebook, the first picture that came up asked this simple yes or no question, Do you have faith in yourself? And my first thought that came to mind was, Hell yes I do. I know that I can do anything. For one I believe in me and for two I have God on my side. With God on my side, How can I fail?
Hmmm, so with that being said. As fast I had that though, another little voice chimmed in and asked, “So what are you scared of? Why do you fear something if you have faith in yourself and you know you have God on your side?”
So I stepped back for a second and thought to myself WOW. I literally got up and looked myself in the mirror and said , “Stop being afraid and get yourself together. You either get with it or get lost.”. Now as of late I have been kinda hard on myself feeling disappointed because I know that I am capable of so much more, and because I am not doing more if feel like I am letting myself down.
So then I get to work and I had this feeling that a major shift is about to happen in my life regarding my career and where I am suppose to be. Now I don’t want to make any sudden moves but I feel that I need to make a move that my gut is telling me to do. I questioned why make this jump when I know that my current job is steady and it pays the bills. Well for one I have a bigger purpose, I have my own goals, and I have dreams bigger than I can imagine. And with all that I want to do, I know that I will need faith more than anything.
So then I thought to myself again, “Why am I so afraid to step out and have faith in myself?” They say all you need is a mustard seed size amount of faith. If that is all you need, then I can definitely do that. That is easy. So if I have faith in myself and know that God is for me, why do I fear doing what I have faith in?
Although I know it is hard, we have to stop letting fear consume our lives, our goals, our dreams. We have to stand bold in our faith, step out, and do those things that we want to do even if it scares us. They say everything that we want is on the other side of fear. Faith over fear!
So I ask you these question right here,
What is stopping you?
Do you have faith in yourself?
If you have faith in yourself, why are you letting fear stop you?
As I always say, this is simply my perspective and the thoughts that are on my mind. I never expect for you to agree with me nor will I judge you for your opinion. I do not participate in negativity, drama, and bashing another person. I welcome and enjoy conversation so please leave a comment and lets talk.