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I flew for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Fear has always held me back from even wanting to go to certain places because I knew I’d have to fly to get to them. But, you know what? Flying wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Actually, it was kind of fun! Though it was a business trip (sadly, not a vacation), I really enjoyed my first flying experience.
Facing your fears is one of the most difficult challenges you as a human will ever face. This challenge begins for all of us when we’re children; fearing such things as being separated from our mom or the monster under the bed. Then it grows and becomes more complex, causing us to fear rejection, failure, and even love. But have you ever considered this one simple fact?
Facing your fears could open up doors to new experiences, places, friends, and so much more.
While some fears are valid, and I totally get that, I would like to challenge you to face a fear of yours. It could be something as simple as introducing yourself to someone new, or it could be as difficult as having a book published. Whatever it is you would like to do, don’t let fear hold you back.
If you think you will need help doing this, the Biblical Counseling Center’s website has articles and resources that you may find useful. You can visit them at this LINK.
Here’s a teaser from one of their articles, Overcoming Fear and Worry: “Worry takes a potential happening from the future and paralyzes you in the present as if that were reality. It may or may not ever happen, but the anxiety level is as if it is happening right now, and your thoughts become consumed by it.” And this, “Emotions are a by-product of how we evaluate our circumstances…”
What fears do you have? Have you overcome any fears? Maybe ones that had you paralyzed. Please share in the comments below.