What would you do differently? What new things would you try?
Isn’t it amazing how differently we view the world as we grow from children to adults? I remember feeling fearless and predicting great adventures for myself when I was a child. My favorite goal was to hang glide. All I could think of was how wonderfully free and bird-like I would be – soaring over the world below. Fear never entered my mind, just the wonder and joy of such an adventure.
Once I reached the age where I could actually go hang-gliding, reason and fear kicked it. “Well that looks pretty dangerous…boy, if the wind changes I would crash right into the rocks below.” Fear won. I hate when that happens.
Now I’m not saying that fear doesn’t have a purpose at times – it stops us from walking down that dark alleyway alone at night.There is a place for it – but when it comes to new adventures and challenges – it has no place.
I am challenging myself with a new goal – I will not allow fear to be the deciding factor anymore. If I keep giving in to it I will never again get on an airplane bound for new lands. I would never reach out to a group of people I have never met. I will cease to grow and learn and change. Fear – you lose.
I love the scriptural quote at the top of this post, Proverbs 31:25, – I am claiming it today as my own. Join me?