Being one hundred percent positive that we should do something is an elusive luxury that we don’t get to have. We can’t base our decisions on being completely certain of an outcome and aside from knowing a probable outcome based on statistics or patterns, we can only trust God,
If we fall short and smack our chins on one of the stairs that we couldn’t see
we tend to hesitate when it comes to taking chances from that point on.
When we make a decision that doesn’t quite work out the way that we envisioned, we get stuck.
We become slaves to our own anxiety, and the unknown scares the crap out of us, forever.
Fear, if left to its own, will smother you to death.
I am not a fan of making big, serious, or life-changing decisions unless I have considered as much as I am capable of foreseeing. As a former reckless decision maker, I have enjoyed getting to know this me who embraces logic and calculated reasoning.
On the other hand, leaping is just what it sounds like. It is more of a sporadic sort of thing and doesn’t require planning or forethought. Typically this is the more scary one of the two. Leaps don’t always go as planned. More than once in my life a leap has gone really, really wrong.
Having to pick yourself up yet again, admitting a small defeat, being a little embarrassed from time to time, or having to muster up courage to stand behind who you are at all costs, isn’t really as terrifying as it all sounds when you are replaying them out in your head as possibilities.
These times is where life happens.
So, if you have a dream that have been pulling on your heart strings, consider going for it.
Wear bright red lipstick tomorrow if you want to.
Go sing karaoke,
Sign up for that 5k,
Take a pottery class,
Learn to line dance…
Go and do that thing that you have not done yet because fear has been holding you back.
And after you do, you will realize that YOU were able to do that something that you thought was impossible.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7