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Don’t Let Fear Keep You In Life’s Valley

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The past five months have been full of so many ups and downs, turns and twists that most of the times I have felt as if I was spinning out of control.   In my ongoing pretty substantial state of transition I have discovered strengths and weaknesses I never thought I had. There were many times I thought of giving up, giving in and settling for the easy way out,  but each time I have had to remind myself that by doing that I was giving in to fear and letting it win.

There is nothing more terrifying than the unknown. It looms over you like a dark spirit in the night. It is the most likely cause of all our fears.

We let the unknown rule our lives. How often have you refused to try something because you didn’t know the outcome? What experiences terrified you before trying them? How many things are we missing out on because the unknown terrifies us?

There is only one way to conquer this fear of the unknown. That thing is to go out and do the things that scare you. How else can you get over your fears if you don’t conquer them?

You need to face your fears, or you will never get over them. If you’ve faced your fear just once, the unknown becomes known. As a result, a whole new world of possibilities is at your feet.

To conquer fear, you must recognize it, own it, and then overcome it. Every time your heart starts to beat out of your chest from fear, being uncomfortable, or getting stuck in a new place where nothing is familiar, it’s a great reminder that you’re alive.

When life throws you a curve ball instead of fleeing, this is the time to really dig in your heels and show up in all your shining glory. All you need is just a little push to go past the walls to find the incredible strength and beauty that lie beneath.

Looking back over the last few months and the journey I’ve been on, I’ve realized that life is pretty good and I’m so grateful for the struggle that’s been thrown my way. It’s helped me see how resilient we as humans are. And that I can never ever control what gets thrown my way, or how others react, but I can always control how I react. And if I choose love, then things will work out more often than not.

And I’ve learned that life isn’t supposed to be perfect. Life isn’t supposed to be easy. Life is what it is. And I can’t control much at all, but I can always choose goodness, love and positivity.

This may not be the life I want; but it is this way for a reason.  And that reason is far greater than I will probably ever realize. The manner in which you get through a hardship or time of major change may serve as an example for others later who are dealing with the same thing.

You may simply be going through your daily life, surviving the best that you know how, but God can take that and turn it into something greater.

Don’t be afraid of how your life is shaping out.  Don’t be scared when periods of change and transition occur in your life.  You may not always know what is waiting on the other side of it, but you can be sure that God is with you every step of the way.

Have a blessed week and month.

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