If you were to ask yourself the question; “What keeps me from pursuing my dreams?”, how would you answer it? Many people have forfeited their futures, dashed their dreams and even sabotaged their own happiness simply because they were afraid! Afraid of failing, afraid of trying, afraid of being misunderstood or even afraid of succeeding. Whatever the rationale is, the underlying issue is fear. Fear, when kept in its proper context is very healthy, however, when its allowed to run rampant in our lives, it becomes toxic and unhealthy.
As people of faith, God challenges us to feel the fear, but move anyhow. Isaiah 35:4 says; “say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance, with divine retribution he will come to save you.” The journey of faith is never without complications, challenges and obstacles, therefore, how you approach your future is always determined by how you handle your fear. God promises to assist you, no matter what life brings you and His assistance is designed to help you fulfill your created purpose. Fear paralyzes, but faith propels and if you are being held hostage by fear, this is a good time to remind yourself that my future can still be successful!
The first step in becoming successful happens when you put your fears in their proper place – the back seat! I dare you to look at everything telling you why you can’t succeed and declare – Not This Time!