Ever been at the Fair or Carnival, and you refused to ride the roller-coaster or Ferris wheel, because you were afraid of heights? Better yet, have you seen a baby attempt to walk for the very first time? If so, you’ve witnessed the horror on their face as they took their first steps, because what they we’re doing was unfamiliar to them, and it created fear. However, after several bouts with falling and getting back up, they continued to walk, although their balance was still shaky.
Guess what? That’s life! Sometimes, it’s going to be shaky, scary and you will be afraid, because like the roller-coaster, you’re going to be taken on a “whirlwind” of emotions. However, life has its ups and downs and is full of the “unknown”, but you shouldn’t allow it to stop you from getting out there! Who cares if you fell down, got hurt or are struggling to get back up. It’s okay to fall down, just as long as you don’t stay there!
I used to be afraid of flying (although I had never flown before), particularly, due to my fear of heights. Just the thought of being in the air made my stomach queasy, and sent me into panic mode. However, once I flew, I enjoyed being in the clouds, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. To think, the very thing I was opposed to doing, ended up being something I actually enjoyed. I’m almost for certain there is something that you want to do or a place you want to go, but you’re scared.
Your fear may range from “doubt” to “what if”, but “what if”, you decided to take a chance? What do you stand to benefit? More importantly, what do you have to lose? As scary as it may be, life is a lot like flying. You’re takeoff maybe rocky, you’ll experience some turbulence even, but your Pilot (God) will always ensure a safe landing! So go on…..don’t be afraid!
Until next time my NOTE takers!