Fear is one emotion I believe most, if not all humans, experience at one point or another. According to Dictionary.com, Fear – is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
From this definition, we can see that what we are afraid of most times could as well be a mirage.
And good news is, most of the real things we are afraid of are not as big as we think/imagine them to be… But sadly, we’ll never know this except we face the fear(s). So today’s e-Boost is a reminder to us all to face our fears – headlong.
You know that fear that has kept you from reaching for your dreams – job, academic pursuit, relationship, etc. This fear could be for something as small as a cockroach or as giant as a giraffe – figuratively and otherwise. This fear could be something as simple as asking your dad if you could borrow his car to go for an event or something as ‘dreadful’ as registering and studying for that professional exam that will take your career to the next level.
Whichever it is, I wrote the poem below for you, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And my deepest heart desire is for it to inspire and challenge you to conquer your fears and reach for your dreams.
And I run fast
I’ve been running since I was a kid
Even though I never won any award in athletic events
And I’ve been able to outrun my pursuers
Ask my fears they’ll tell you better
And I’ve run very far away from the voices of my fear
I’ve run very far from the demons that tell me that I can’t
Not realizing that the farther I run, the further I prove them right
Because the further I run away from them
The further I also run away from my dreams
And I kept running until I got tired of running and paused to catch my breath
I paused and looked back to see how much distance is between me and my pursuers
Then I saw the strangest thing…
My pursuers stood still
They paused as I paused
They weren’t pursuing me anymore
But this time, I change my direction
I take steps, light steps in the direction of my pursuers
And another strange thing happens…
They run too – away from me!
And gradually it dawns on me that my fears are afraid of me too!
It dawns on me that my fears are fuelled and energized by own fears
So I increase my pace and pursue them harder
Until another realization hits me…
Pursuing them is a waste of my energy
So I change directions yet again
This time in the direction of my dreams
With the same zest I ran away from my fears
This time towards my dreams
And today I have medals for my running
May I add that you CANNOT live a Distinguished or Excellent life if you keep running from your fears. It’s a beautiful Monday Sweetie, and another golden opportunity for you to face your fears, will you?
It will be my pleasure if you do.
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