Fear. It always seems to pop up in my life when I am not prepared for it.
At first, when it shows up, like an unwelcome house guest knocking at my door, I get irritated.
But, I go to the door anyway to see what it wants. Well, to be truthful, sometimes I let the knocking go on for awhile, hoping it will go away. It never does. Fear is persistent.
That’s because fear always shows up when it’s message is about something that matters.
So eventually, I get tired of the knocking and go to the door.
“Yes? What do you want?” I ask Fear.
And Fear proceeds to tell me what matters. Fear reminds me that there is something important in my life that I need to deal with.
I close the door and take a deep breath.
There is another knock.
I open the door cautiously, concerned that Fear is returning to give me more to think about.
I am delighted to see Courage show up at my door!
“Remember me?” Courage says. “I’m always here. You just forget to let me in sometimes. ”
I swing the door wide open and let Courage in. And right behind Courage comes Faith and Joy, along for the ride.
I got this. Even if it hurts, it’s because it matters. I have all I need. I got this.