It doesn’t take much to motivate some folks. They are intrinsically excited to move forward with passion. Their vision is clear, and they remain focused on achieving their goals. There are others, however, who have the vision and the passion, but their fears outnumber the reasons why they should keep moving forward. They lack the courage to keep going because they don’t know where this road will take them. They’re fearful that they’ll be labeled a copycat or even a failure. These are all legitimate fears. But are you willing to defer or abandon your dreams because of a little fear?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9
Being strong and courageous doesn’t mean that you aren’t fearful; it simply means that you know who has your back, who knows the way, and who travels with you. The journey may even seem lonely sometimes, but God sticks closer than a brother and wants to hear from you. Go to him in prayer, and tell him what’s on your mind. Ask him to guide you through this uncertain season as you fight the urge to tarry. Be the girl who takes the next step that leads to her destiny.
Five Ways to Go For It
- Pray for divine guidance. Mark 11:24
- Write down the vision that God reveals. Habukkuk 2:2
- Ask for help to achieve your goals. John 15:7
- Thank God for his vision and provision. Matthew 6:26
- Repeat steps 1-4.
This is a tried and true method that I use each day. Stepping out on faith to become a Certified Life Coach was a tough decision. I knew that God had given me this vision to minister to women, but most days it just seemed too big for me. I feared that I might fail. I feared that I’d be called a copycat or a bandwagoneer, but God whispered peace and assured me that I was on the right track. He removed my fears and replaced them with a promise that he had already put his plan in motion. He showed me how all my experiences to date were necessary for me to be the Coach he wants me to be. He told me that I am that girl who goes for it, and you can be her too. Take the next step. Reach out to me when you’re ready, but don’t wait too long. I’d love to be your Coach. After all, we’re Better Twogether. ❤