My Top 3 Fears and How I Punch Them in the Face
Whenever I was accepted, I feared losing it.
Fear is a Liar.
When I was a young man, I always feared being unloved.
When I finally had someone’s hand to hold I feared they’d pull it away.
Fear is a Thief.
As a married man with 6 children, I fear I am not being enough for them.
When my bride assures me that I am enough I dismiss her words and dwell instead on what I know I could be if I just tried harder.
Fear says you’re not enough.
I’d love to be able to wrap this post up with a nice, little bow of reconciliation about how I conquered fear once and for all, but that wouldn’t be honest. I think it’s always gonna’ be there in some way. 38 years and counting so far…
I think of this question often: Without fear, what kind of plot would there be in my story anyway? It certainly wouldn’t be a book worth reading!
I’ve found a bit of relief in these words:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
I’m pretty certain that the best I can do today is to decide to be brave once more.
To show courage when fear whispers and take just one more shaky step forward.
And in so doing, punch Fear full in the face!
Where is fear telling you not to go?
What’s 1 step you can take toward that place today?
Posted on July 18, 2013, in Blogging, Faith, Family, Leadership, Life, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships, Speaking, StartEXP and tagged afraid, fear, Jon Acuff, nelson mandela, start, start book. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.