We grow when we overcome our fears
It’s fascinating how we can view life as a series of events where we overcome our fears bit by bit.
A child learning to walk may fall down and scratch his knees. His test is to rise and overcome the fear of pain.
We may make ourselves vulnerable from a mental or emotional standpoint. We may get hurt and become afraid to share a piece of ourselves. The test is to be comfortable with vulnerability and rejection, then choose to love again.
If we can anthropomorphize Fear, I’d like to think that Fear is more of a friend than a foe. He is a friend that is overprotective to a fault. But our challenge is to face and make peace with Fear so that we can strengthen our resolve. In doing so, we don’t let Fear take the wheel and drive. Instead, we master ourselves, steering our wheels to thrive.
(~Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there, with open arms and open eyes)
Matthew 17:1-9. “Rise, and do not be afraid.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-064: MARCH 5, 2023]