This piece hopes to drive home the same message as the Kirk Franklin song with the above title. The song is a conversation with fear, the realisations that come with being aware of knowing that fear is present and the awareness that come with understanding just how much fear truly limits you from being able to achieve your goals. By the end of the song, Fear is replaced with Grace.
There’s no real formula for being less afraid or completely eradicating the element of fear however, the ability to be conscious of it when it rears its ugly head and tries to keep you from achieving your God-ordained purpose could well be the beginning of learning to silence the little monster.
Fear is debilitating, it promotes mediocrity in a way that no other emotion does. If you’re reading this piece and are still on a journey to finding your purpose, then perhaps this is not the piece for you. This piece is for women who know just what they ought to be doing but are paralysed by fear and have allowed for it to silence the conviction they have in their hearts knowing fully well that it is what they ought to be doing. The ‘what if i’m not good enough?’ questions are questions that never need to be raised with yourself. If God brought you this far, he has armed you with all you need for this new change. It is important to learn to let go of the questions about yourself that do not need answering, let go of the anxiety that comes with new beginnings and simply step into your purpose.
Think about it this way, let the phrase ‘do it afraid’. become your mantra. You’re not not frightened but you’re doing it anyway. Most people are afraid when they do the things that dare them to be different however, it was either that or do nothing at all and not grow or stay stagnant. What have you got to lose?
If you’re reading this, it is not too late. Write a letter to fear telling him it’s all over. You’re done! Today is the start of new beginnings and nothing will cripple you from your fresh new start. Someone once said that everything you seek is right at the end of Fear so for every time you doubt yourself and your abilities, remember that it’s one of two things: Stay put and never move forward, or begin to walk in your purpose and either fail to become wiser or win and be that much closer to all that you truly desire.