Do it afraid to overcome fears. Another Monday has arrived, and along with it, responses are arriving to my inquiries to conduct my doctoral study at about a dozen Maine academic institutions. This brings a strange mixture of excitement AND fear, or at least anxiety, about moving forward toward my goal of becoming Dr. Banks!
An activity that’s good for the soul is to face fears and worries, stare them down, and overcome them–by the grace of God–in order to achieve goals and fulfill dreams. Sometimes that means taking action even when we’re nervous or scared…in other words, doing it afraid!
Onto this Monday’s inspiration…
“Fear is nothing but a feeling
that causes certain manifestations.
It causes us to tremble, sweat, turn red,
shake, and have wobbly knees.
The Bible doesn’t say, ‘Tremble not’ –
‘ Sweat not’ – ‘Shake not’ —
The Bible says, ‘FEAR not.’
The word ‘fear’ implies
running away from something.
In other words,
God is saying when FEAR comes,
don’t let it stop us.
We are to DO IT AFRAID!
We are cowards only if we run.
Maybe you have been allowing a FEELING
to control and determine your destiny.
Maybe you think that some people
have fear and some don’t.
But the truth is
fear comes to EVERYBODY.
What we do in spite of that fear
makes the difference
between victory or defeat in our lives.
So…DO IT AFRAID!”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
This concept of “doing it afraid” is one I’ve had to employ a few times, in personal relationships, freelance work opportunities, dissertation studies, and other life situations. It doesn’t usually feel comfortable at the time, but the outcome is normally a positive one that yields a sense of accomplishment.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you agree with the strategy to “do it afraid” and not allow doubts and fears to keep you from fulfilling your goals and dreams?
How about putting your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you?