“Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the stake”
– Edgar Wallace
I find myself afraid today.
I have always taken pride in the fact that very little can instill fear in me.
But yet here I sit…..afraid.
I am afraid of taking a plunge.
Afraid of putting myself out there.
My mind is numb due to my inability to see what is in front of me. I am quite sure that I am not the only one that has felt this way before.
We all have our defenses up. This, unfortunately, is a lesson learned through the many hardships and betrayals we have been exposed to.
But we all must press on.
We are better than this.
I have been told I have a gift. We all have gifts that God has instilled in our hearts. I have lacked the courage thus far to step up and use mine.
That ends tonight.
I have heard things about fear that put a positive spin on it. I have been told it proves that we are branching out.
It sure doesn’t feel good as it happens though.
But what good are we if we refuse to step out of the shadows and make the statement we were called to make?
I for one will try my best to fight the fear. I will try my best to “hunker down” ( that might give you a clue as to which football game I will be following very closely tomorrow) and finish what I have to finish.
In history, both great and small deeds have the potential to be remembered.
My deed will be a small, seemingly inconsequential one.
But I plan on making it count.
You all have a gift as well.
Will you be like me, afraid to use it for fear of ridicule?
Will you hide behind excuses, as I have?
I don’t think so.
I believe you are better than I am.
Show the world what kind of an impact you can make.
Show the world that though you may be a single individual, but, with the help of our Heavenly Father, you can make a big statement.
And I’ll be right behind you.
And God will bless our endeavors.
Vaya Con Dios