Look Fear In The Eyes
Growing up I was never into scary movies or going to haunted houses if it was scary you could count me out! I can remember the last time I went to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens with my friends maybe about 7 years ago. I was terrified like literally crying in the theme park because I was so scared. It was this place called demon town and I didn’t want to go near it because I was terrified. And if you know me you already know I DO NOT PLAY with demons, so of course I wasn’t going to go to a place named demon town and expect to have a good time.
FEAR HAD TAKEN OVER ME!
But I realize now that fear is not always scary. Fear comes in so many forms that sometimes you won't even realize that you're acting in fear. Let me give you an example, I have been wanting to write a blog for years. I always love to write, I feel like it's a gift from God. However, I would always make excuses about why I wouldn’t start my blog. I would say things like what would I talk about, who would want to read my blog, it's not going to help anyone, and the blog will not get anywhere so don’t waste your time Cassandra. But then I started to realize that it was only fear talking. I was afraid of failure and most of all I was afraid that people would read my blog and judge me. The more I thought about failing and what people will think the longer I pushed my blog to the side.
I also realize that fear can be when you become content and complacent with life. In life people should always want more and want to grow more, but most of the time people try to take the safe and easy route in life. But let's be honest no one wants to just work a job they hate just to pay bills, people want more out of life, but the reason they settle is because of fear.
But God did not create us to just be regular people he want everyone to be great that's why he gave us talents. Life is not designed to be easy if it wasn’t easy for Jesus why would it be easy for you??? I'm just saying!!
In life you should take chances, have faith and believe that God gave you these desires in your heart for a reason. If you want to start your own business, write books, create music or something as small as starting a blog... I say go for it. I always say you only live once, so you have to take risk and trust God. Don’t take the safe or easy way out.
I realize with fear that if you look at the situation demand power over it then it has no life. Fear is a feeling and feelings can change in the snap of a finger. Let's take it back to my Howl-O-Scream situation, as I am walking around Busch Gardens in tears and terrified I kept telling myself that these are just people in costumes this is not real! I don’t have any reason to be afraid, then I noticed the more I stopped acting scared the less the people in costumes would mess with me.
That's exactly what fear does... If you allow fear to control and dictate your life then it will do just that!
Fear is a tactic the devil uses to get you off track of what God has planned for you. So, with that being said, I want you to 'look fear in the eyes' and say ..
FEAR YOU WILL NOT CONTROL MY LIFE AND I WILL NOT SETTLE FOR THE EASY WAY OUT!!
Think about it like this if your life was to end today is there anything that you would regret not doing or regret at least not trying to do it? Whatever comes to mind I say pray about it and make it happen! Greatness is in you because God is in you!
Scripture- The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
Song- Trust in You - Anthony Brown & Group Therapy