Be Fearless

Maybe this post will be the catalyst for change. To finally step into my calling instead of pushing it aside. I have so many ideas constantly stirring within me that I don’t know where to start–I then wind up doing nothing. Lately I have been so caught up in the day to day adventures of life, that I hardly stopped to consider what I was doing with all the time I had been given. There is no doubt that I could have made better choices, but I am not there anymore. I am here. And there may be much to do, but I certainly don’t have to do it all. I would much rather fail in something that the world tells me I should do, than fail to be obedient in what God is calling me to do.

You see, I want to write. I want to capture beautiful moments within a photograph. I want to share not only my stories, but the stories buried in the souls of those around me. That is my heart. Our stories are powerful when shared with one another. We often believe the lie that we are alone, and that no one understands what we feel or what we have been through. The experiences we have are unique to us as individuals, but that doesn’t mean that others won’t understand or care. I have found that some of the people who inspire me the most, are actually the ones who have gone through something I have not experienced. Their faith ignites a fire in me in a way I would never have imagined.

I don’t know where this road will lead me, but God, in His everlasting faithfulness, has never let me down. I know some days will be more difficult than I can imagine, and others will be beyond my wildest dreams. My prayer is that I remain faithful, and that I would refuse to let fear hold me down any longer. For those reading this, I pray that you are encouraged as well. May you know and believe within your heart that God’s plans are to prosper you, and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).  The dreams He has given you are for a purpose, no matter how wild they may seem. As far as God dreams go, the wilder the better. Don’t sit and wonder “what if”, just go out and do it. Trust that He will provide, as He does not lead us to places that He will not be. So go. Be fearless.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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