For many years, I found myself stuck in a warm and cozy comfort zone. For some people, being stuck in a comfort zone may not be such a bad thing. However, for me, it was keeping me from experiencing greatness. It was keeping stuck at good enough.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I recognize and acknowledge the fact that my family is blessed with both material and non-material things. I have a husband and kids who love me. I have a steady job. My husband has a rewarding career. We own our cars. We own our home. We have just enough money to cover all the essentials plus a few luxuries each month.
But even with all of this, I knew that there was something important missing in my life. I knew with all my heart and all my soul that there was something more I was supposed to be doing with myself during the short time I have on this Earth. Still, something was holding me back from taking the next step.
The Thing About Fear…
It took me a long while to realize [and admit] that the real reason I had yet to take steps outside of my comfort zone was FEAR. I was so fearful of making the wrong decision when it came to life that sometimes I simply made no real decisions at all.
I feared failure.
I feared what my failure would mean for my family.
I feared what others would think of my decisions.
When I would think about making changes to my life, my job, my hopes and dreams, my stress levels would automatically increase and more than anything, I felt even more stuck.
There were times I would take baby steps towards something new, only to quickly lose that momentum by letting in negativity and fearful thoughts. I was stuck in a terrible cycle of fear.
Rising Above Your Fears…
It’s taken an incredible amount of prayer, patience, meditation, tears, and rejection to even begin to overcome my fears of taking the next step in my life.
Living a happier life, starting a self-improvement blog, writing ebooks, and creating online courses are just a few of the results I’ve seen come my way after taking a stance against my fears.
There’s a biblical verse that says, “…God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” I believe this to be true. We are not meant to live our lives fearfully–that is not what the universe [God] has in mind for us.
We have the power to rise above our fears and truly embrace this life experience we have been gifted.
My Life’s Purpose
I am convinced that part of my life’s purpose is to inspire others with my thoughts, my words, and my actions. Believing in this purpose has changed me…is changing me.
I am at the beginning of a new journey in my life. The road will not always be smooth or easy to follow. I may even face a few storms or barrier.
However, I now trust that God/The Universe will make a way for me to do the extraordinary things I am certain that I am capable of doing. It’s up to me to release myself from the chains of fear, and be open to the beautiful possibilities that await me.
What fears are keeping you from accomplishing in your life? Leave a comment below!