Have you ever had the urge to just go? To go somewhere where you’ve never been, and you don’t quite have all the details. You don’t know where you are going to live, work, or the reason why you are going to this place in particular. Yet, you have the strong desire to leave even when you know this could take every resource you have.
Well, thankfully, God has given us the wonderful quality of faith. The assured expectation of things hoped for. The evident demonstration of reality though not beheld. (Heb 11:1) Now, if you have not fully developed this quality, fear may be instilled in your heart. Fear of the unknown; and fear of failure. Sometimes (most times), this fear could be so strong. Much stronger than your desire to go and thus delays your departure or even worse halt it completely.
If I may impart some encouragement, or speak enough so that I may be encouraged as well, I would encourage you to go. While leaving may be the biggest thing you’ve ever done, the scariest thing you ever done, or simply the hardest thing you’ve ever done, it may also be the one thing holding you back. Now what if things don’t work out? What if you go and it is just not what you thought it would be? Well, what if it was? What if you go, and you accomplish the goals and dreams you had hoped for so longingly. What if everything was just as amazing as you could have imagined? How would you ever know if you don’t take that leap of faith?
This could be applied to all parts of life, what is stopping you from applying to the job you always wanted, competing in a pageant that you watched since you were young, applying to the school that you always dreamed of, or writing that book that will be a bestseller.
What if the only thing standing in the way of everything you ever wanted, was you?
“Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power. The thing itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into your mind and overtake your thoughts, it will rob you of your life.” – Oprah Winfrey