First of all, welcome to my new website! I am a photographer and I keep finding myself wanting to post about spiritual matters, positive aspects in life, encouraging words from amazing people, meditations, and much more. However, I kept finding myself saying, “But this is my photography website….” which is a totally different subject. Different subjects, but same person. :) It’s part of what makes ME. So I decided to start a new blog for the other part of me.
I’m very inspired to tell you about the homily I heard in church this past Sunday. I’ve never been one to come home and shout from the rooftop what I had just heard in church. However, this past Sunday was different. It was a homily that spoke to me on many levels. The Reverend Kevin S. Brown talked about fear. He talked about allowing fear enter your life. There is the basic fight or flight where your primary focus is on self-preservation. But what happens when you allow fear into your life past that moment? Allowing it to enter into making decisions throughout your daily life? There is a risk here of your fear (or anxiety) spawning more fear. This fear leads to mistrust of other, low self-esteem, darkness in your heart, and possibly a retreat from others.
When we sustain fear and focus on what we have to lose with our “What if’s” we lose focus on all that we have to give in this life. Are you holding back in your life? Have you been given a gift that has fear holding you back from pursing it, using it, helping others engage in their life with it? Do you engage in your own life with your gift?
I have always been the type of person that has blindly followed my path in life. Okay, that’s not completely true. :) I have gotten in my own way on several occasions and have had to go through some personal pain to get me back on track. However, it is so very important to trust your path, give thanks to your gift(s), and be who you are meant to be. Don’t let fear run that train through your life wrecking who you are meant to be. Don’t let it hold you back.
If you do have fear holding you back in your life, make a change today. Make that commitment to yourself with starting with a simple statement, “I will not live in fear. I will not be afraid of what is to come.” Trust God……trust your path in life……and live boldly in the knowledge that light will ALWAYS break through the darkness.