Are you living in fear?
Fear of the unknown can cripple us as human beings, it can be very difficult to overcome our fear.
I have lived with fear for all of my life, it is difficult to understand why fear would cripple you and stand in the way of living your life to the full.
especially for someone like me who has lived with a condition that causes so much pain without warning, I end up living with the fear of not being able to do certain things I would love to do as an individual.
Fear can control our lives if we allow it, I speak as someone who has allowed fear to limit me for a very long time. The interesting thing is I did not realise how much fear had stopped me from living my life to the full.
I could not travel far because of the fear of having severe bone pain crises without warning, I would only move around the country at reasonable distance, with the hope that if anything happens, I am not far from home.
I called it being sensible I did not realise at that time that it is fear, fear of something out of my control happening.
I realised that this fear has held me hostage, it stood in the way of my freedom and of me achieving most of my dream in life.
I did not know how to overcome this fear that has kept me in bondage, I earnestly wanted freedom but did not know how to get it.
I went to church and the talk was on trusting God to deliver us from fear, the passages read from the bible talked about God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and of a sound mind. ( 2 Timothy 1:7) KJV
Another verse that came up was do not be afraid for I am with you ( Isaiah 41:10)
I thought about it and realised that I have to overcome this fear that stood in the way, and limits me in life.
I said a little prayer for God to help me overcome this fear, I believed in my heart that my prayer was heard, then came the test to prove my believe or faith in what I believe.
I felt I had to travel out of the country to show I have overcome fear, this decision was not easy. I had to accept the fact that I have to keep having faith in the words that spoke to me from the Bible.
I tell you, this took a lot of courage and hesitation at the same time, but I knew I had to act on facing my fear to conquer it.
I decided to go to Spain for a week, I got myself ready with good travel insurance and I tell you that act of faith earned me a gift, the holiday was paid for but not out of my pocket, it became a gift from my immediate family who paid for the trip.
Obedience opens doors to great things. I conquered my fear and had a fantastic time in Spain, I came back feeling free from the fear of traveling.
I felt really motivated that I booked another ticket, and went to visit my cousin who has been inviting me to come and visit.
When you hear face your fear to conquer it, do not think about it too much or the fear would be magnified, just do it and see what freedom awaits you on the other side.
Fear has been defined in my book as: F= False E= Evidence A= Appearing R= Real this has proved to be so true, I hope this would encourage you reading this to trust God and face your fear.
Ask yourself what is the worse that could happen, and just go for it. Even if you fail, do not give up, get up dust yourself and try again.
There is always something to learn from failing, experience is gained and lesson learnt, never give up.
Are you going to allow fear stand in the way of fulfilling what you are created to do in life?