Sometimes the Fear Won’t Go Away. Do It Anyway. – Wise Words Wednesday

Somes the fear doesn't go away

via Daily Prompt: Brave 

Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid.

As a matter of habit, I don’t watch the news. My husband does though, so the news is on EVERY morning. We start our day catching up on the shootings, bombings, trash-talk Tweets, and the generally tragic state of our world.

I would much rather start the day by watching something like “Friends” or “I Love Lucy,” but hubby would remind me that it is important to know what’s going on in the world and then change the channel.

The story that has been most bothersome to me lately is the one of the four soldiers killed in Niger on October 4th. Victims of an apparent ambush, these men died serving our nation and world as they worked to stop ISIS.

As they served, those men knew that there was much to fear. Their service was intended to assist in ending the evil of ISIS. They were most surely afraid, but their actions reflected the definition of bravery.

If men can face the terror of forces, such as ISIS, can’t we take on horrible happenings on our own fronts?

There are situations that cause fear in daily life. Bullying, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, dishonesty, and deceit are just a few of the atrocities we witness each day. The idea of facing off with a bully or calling out someone who is cutting corners in a hurtful way is terrifying. Speaking up for those who cannot defend themselves can be scary. Going against the norm and standing for what you know is right is most certainly nerve-wracking.

Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid.

Intentergy is putting positive energy into practice. If there is something happening in your life that is negative, hurtful, and frightening, use your Intentergy to face up to it. The fear of the situation cannot and will not stop until you do something. Take action.  Use the fear to fuel your way to a solution.

Life is too precious to let fear be the defining factor for how you live.

Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. Psalm 118:6 “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

 

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5 thoughts on “Sometimes the Fear Won’t Go Away. Do It Anyway. – Wise Words Wednesday

      1. Your welcome! Yeah, I’m kinda taking on the mindset that if it doesn’t scare you a little bit, then its probably not even worth doing! We have got to do things we’ve never done and face our fears if we want to feel something NEW and go to the next level!

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