Happy Tuesday, family! I’m having one of those “reality moments” in my life where I’ve recognized that I was making excuses for not executing God’s plan for my life. A few years back, I felt that I’d taken the reigns on fear, completely overcoming it – I was wrong. What I understand now is that I had overcome the fear of failing but there is still some apprehension about being a SUCCESS!
A phrase from the 1933 inagural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt states that there is, “nothing to fear but fear itself”, and wow, is that real! We take the time, spend the money, put life on hold, to obtain the degrees, training, and expertise needed to succed in our sphere of influence but when the stage is illuminated for us, we shy away. Okay, maybe you don’t but I have. I AM Amazing! I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, author, coach, counselor, mentor, editor, speaker and apostolic leader. I have traveled internationally to minister and empower women several times, and still empower audiences weekly through my radio show. I’m reaching more readers each week, from this blog and the books I’ve written, with wonderful responses. I AM amazing – so what am I afraid of again?
What I find most amusing about my situation is that the expectation to succeed was self-imposed, and unreasonable. I was guaging my ability to succeed based on what I was seeing in other people and it scared me. I was strugglling with the impostor syndrome, trying to be something I wasn’t, and knowing my self-worth. I was afraid! The scriptures tell us in 2 Timothy 1:7, “7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Ya’ll I had to get my mind right, and I did!
Today, I confronted the fear of success, and I’m winning! I am moving forward in what I’ve been purposed to do, and I encourage you to do the same. No More FEAR!