Earlier this week I shared that I'm a dreamer but something has been stopping me from achieving my dreams, it’s fear. As I mentioned fear has stopped me from achieving my dreams and it has had a grip on my heart and has held me back from reaching the stars. As I think more about how I struggle with fear and how it has a grip on me, I realize that the fear I experience is not only fear of failure and rejection but also fear of disappointing the ones closest to me; these fears have been planted in my heart by the enemy. The enemy who wants me to stay right where I am and continue to keep my dreams in my mind rather than take a leap of faith and fully trust in the Lord's plan because that would only strengthen and grow my relationship with Him.
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I've prayed over the last couple of days asking for help to overcome my fears and start working toward achieving my dreams. I have been reminded time and time again that I can do all things through Him. Yet, I can do nothing without His help and assistance, when I accomplish my dreams I can't praise anyone or anything but the Lord because He will be the one who will help get me through, He will answer my prayers.
I have to say, although I continue to lift my fears up in prayer I know this is something that will be a constant struggle. Fear has found a way into many areas of my life, and it doesn't only impact me when it comes to achieving my dreams. What I do know is that if I seek the Lord He will deliver me from my fears, He will comfort me in my times of need, He will strengthen me when I am weak, He will help me overcome fear in all areas of my life in His perfect timing.