Fear and Courage

Fear says “You can’t do it. You are not strong enough, big enough. Nobody will help you, believe in you. They will only laugh at you, think ‘what is wrong with them’”?

Courage says, I can do it. I am big enough, strong enough. Look at what I have accomplished before. Look at what others have done. If they can do it, I can do it, too.

My family before me may not have done this. That’s OK. This is a new day. I am living now; they were living then. Ultimately, they will be proud of me for what I am doing and will accomplish. More than that, I will be proud of me for what I am doing and am accomplishing.

I did not see this coming, but it is here. If God has brought me to it, God will bring me through it. There are others who will support me when I do the right thing and do it in the right way. They will eventually step forward. God will help me. He says to me as he said to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid and do not be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (1:9).

Fear is a liar. It always wants to keep you down, hold you back, prevent you from seeing your gifts and strengths. Courage believes in you and your possibilities.

Talk back to fear and tell it that it is a liar, that it is wrong. Listen to the words of Courage. Train yourself to do these things. It may take practice before it is more natural for you to listen to Courage rather than fear. Share your fears with other(s) you can trust. You take away it’s power when you bring it out in the open.

You can do it! You are capable, strong, talented. Other people will help you. God will help you.
You can do it!