If you're like me, my fears are ever present. This is not a confession that I live in daily fear, just a confession that, like you, I do battle with them. Part of the human condition I suppose. I wish more people would be willing to do battle in this area. Fears are so paralyzing.
The trick or method is not giving into our fears. Easy for me to write, eh?
Well, consider this reality from my life. I had a nightmare a few months ago where I was at the end of my life. I knew I was at the end because someone was with me in a waiting room representing God. He told me he was sad to tell me that I had missed my destiny. I began to cry.
Fast-forward and I wake from the dream, or nightmare in my mind, and in that early morning I feel panic. I start to wonder if I'm on the wrong track, I start to question what I've accomplished, I start to think I'm running out of time.
Those fears still come to visit me from time to time. But when I remember the following, I don't give in:
- I have done more in my life than my background would suggest I would.
- I have been blessed to touch people with the written word (book and otherwise).
- I have been asked to tell my story for the benefit of others.
I write all this, not as a feel-good-about-myself moment, but to illustrate truth. Truth that I can verify and truth that is a weapon against a fear that is false. But like you, I have to stop, breathe and remind myself of, again, what is true.
Reminding one-self of the truth is a good thing.