I heard someone tell me this about 12 or so years ago… Step out of fear and into faith. In fact, I believe it was a series that my pastor shared at the church that I attended for some time. It made some sense at the time, but some years later as I have learned to free my mind from restraints and move into my purpose; it is my lifestyle!
Fear has held so many of us back from being our true selves as if it were a concrete wall built over us as we sleep. If you have ever lived in fear, it doesn’t feel much different than being trapped inside of a small space with very little room to breathe.
How Fear Holds Us Back
Before we talk about how we should step into faith, we need to understand what is holding us back and how we allowed it to do so. In many cases, we tried something that excited us without much skill and we were rejected, hurt, made fun of, or told by someone that we trust that it was just out of reach for us and we should just stay in our lane – The Comfort Zone. Think about it, as toddlers, all we heard was “NO”, “Don’t touch that!” We were molded into our little safe zone by parents, peers, relatives, and in most cases; those that gave up on their dreams because of fear… ultimately leading to the endless cycle.
Fear holds us back when we believe the lies that we tell ourselves. For instance, we tell ourselves, “I can’t start a business, I am too old.” of “I can’t learn to play the piano, it’s too hard.” Fear that we may fail is such a lie. We fail when we don’t take the first step. We fail when we talk ourselves out of learning a new skill that can develop us into something amazing!
Fear will keep you from asking the person of your dreams on a date or from pursuing your dream to become an actor. No matter what, when you allow it, fear will lie to you and keep you in a very boring and dark place.
How Do We Step Into Faith?
Stepping out in faith can be quite the breathtaking event! Actually it is a series of events that we must incrementally complete in order to truly live a free life. Many people believe that faith is praying in a really odd manner and just believing that God will make it all better because you prayed in King James English. Faith is simply believing something is true that you can’t feel, see, taste or touch. Faith is believing in yourself and your abilities that you know that each action taken towards your desires is creating one more component to manifest the life that you truly want… and deserve!
We step into faith daily. Doubt and fear do not just leave, they do their best to creep back into our heads and ruin our faith. So, when I say it is a series of events, it is a daily battle that we must win through creating positive daily habits, such as:
- Meditation / Prayer
- Reading or listening to positive books and publications
- Interacting with others who share the same mindset and similar desires
- Writing your journey in a blog or journal
- Speaking only positive words over your own life
- Encouraging others
- Being genuinely happy when others succeed
These can be formed into a daily routine without taking much of your time to complete. Most of these things on this list can be completed before you even leave the bedroom to start your day, in fact I encourage meditation first thing!
The myth that 21 days is all you need to form a habit is only partially true. Studies have proven that 66 days is the sweet spot, so stick it out. You have nothing to lose only your faith and sanity to gain!
If you ever want some positive reinforcement, contact me on Facebook and I will be more than happy to share some positive words and vibes with you.
You Have What it Takes
You, yes you have what it takes to accomplish whatever it is that your passion moves you toward. Don’t give up, stay faithful and believe that you already have it! Spend time living in how you will feel when you are where you want to be. This one may sound crazy, but it actually works. I won’t go into the law of attraction or the law of vibration, but just give it a try.
Say you want to live on the beach. Close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Hear the waves crashing, the wind breezing. Smell the briny water as it mists across your face. Feel your feet in the sand just where the tide breaks as the sand breaks down and your sink deeper into your ideal home. Keep yourself here for 15 minutes and allow yourself to see it, smell it, taste it and touch it. Do this daily and see just how quickly you are where you want to be.
It is your life, stop being afraid to go get what you want and KNOW that you deserve it and go get it! I believe in you.
I will leave you with this:
The greatest stories are told of those who defied the odds and made their dreams their reality!