I don’t admit this often, but I am a very insecure person. I can hide it well with a beautiful, warrior-type mask; but overall, I am pretty shy and insecure.
I admit that only because I know there are many more out there who are like me. You hide behind that same beautiful mask that only allows others to see the person you want them to see. Lord only knows what they would think of you if you were to be your true-self, right? That’s what I have thought for far too many years!
I’ve been listening to personal development authors, like Rachel Hollis, Levi Lusko, Sharon Jaynes, and more, for years! I’ve read books by the millions on personal development, how to be your true self, how to believe you are enough. They all fit me to a T when I read them, but then something happens after I’m done with the book, or listening to the podcast or video. I begin to allow the lies of the enemy to sink in; I’m not smart enough to be a writer; who would ever come and listen to me if I were to get a speaking engagement, I don’t have enough followers on my blog, or Facebook Speaker/Writer page, etc. etc. etc.
Then just today someone posted a question on Facebook that asked if you had ever wanted to write a book. I responded ME. Her comment back to me was “You’ve always wanted to write a book since I’ve known you. Are you ever going to do it?” It was the “are you ever going to do it” that hit me….hard! Yea, Christi, are you ever going to do it?? What is stopping you? Why are you waiting? What fears are you facing? Will you ever get beyond those fears and actually do it?
Those questions hurt. The answer to all of them is of course, yes! So what is stopping me? I AM STOPPING ME! I am the only one stopping me! And it’s time I got out of the boat and faced my fears, and did something I’ve always wanted to do…write a book!
So, I’ve decided to start here by sharing some of the topics I would write about…when I do write my book! Topics like, living fearlessly, are you a victim or a victor, do you really believe that you are enough? … and so many more.
Today, I’m stepping out of the boat; just as Peter did when he saw Jesus walking on the water. I am going to take His hand and walk the path that I have known for a long time the Lord has wanted me to take. I’m no longer going to allow fear to stop me from doing what I love!
What have you always wanted to do, but fear has stopped you from doing it? Will you join me today, and face this fear together with me?
Let’s Get Free Together!
Romans 8:37 – But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.