And then you realize that you really don't?
Well, let's just say I know a thing or two about that kind of thing. I've always been a tentative person, letting other people go before me in line for the tall water slides, kindly refusing offers to go on biplanes, and choosing not to go on trips without a family member or friend to tag along with me.
Part of it is my introversion and my love-hate relationship with changes and the unknown, but a lot of it has to do with fear. And I feel like I hide behind my fear and use it as an excuse too often these days.
I used to be a lot worse (believe me, it's true), but I feel like fear's got me in its grip lately. I've postponed things and have chosen not to pursue certain things because I'm simply afraid. Afraid of rejection, afraid of failure, and afraid of disappointing myself as well as my loved ones.
I don't know how it happened or when I decided to let it control me, but I've had enough. I've had enough of living my comfortable, boring life. I'm tired of being a person who describes herself as boring because I know that God has more planned for me. I want to serve Him and I don't want to keep Him waiting.
So do you have any tips for conquering fear? Any tips for taking that first step? Do you ever find yourself letting fear get the most of you?