“Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty, or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry. Fear never saved a marriage or business. Courage did that. Faith did that. People who refuse to consult or cover to their timidities did that.” ~ Max Lucado in Fearless ~
Fear. Where does it come from? A big question isn’t it. I know what I would answer if I asked myself. For me, fear comes from me. Yes, me. I’m the only one who can control it. It is baseless. It is restrictive.
In the past six months, I have faced illness and cancer. My future is uncertain as I await results of a possible autoimmune disease. But, do you know what has allowed me to stand strong?
My faith, my family, and my fearlessness. I have chosen to not let fear rule. I will not or cannot allow it to dictate my future. If I did, I wouldn’t be writing right now.
Fear is a coward. Just like Max Lucado states. If I allow it to overtake me, it wins. Once I allowed fear in, it ruled over me for quite some time. It was manipulative and self-serving. No more.
The days when I feel like I’m faltering I remind myself of my courage and of my strength. When I’m attacked by those who don’t understand or lack empathy of my path, I stand tall. Sometimes alone, yet fearless.
My fearlessness will enable me to achieve my goals. It allows me to be all that I need to be for myself and my family. Outside influences be wary of my fearlessness, I am untouchable.
Today, I was blessed to receive this daily prayer to Archangel Michael and the Lord. It’s timing perfect. A blessed reminder that we do not walk alone. I hope it blesses you as it did me.
“Thank you for walking with me every step of the way, for holding my hand, giving me confidence and courage, and guiding my thoughts and actions in the direction of love and my true life’s purpose.”
My prayer for you is to be fearless as you journey on your courageous path.