This week is pretty big for me. I'm finishing up at work to take a leave of absence in order to focus on a new venture. It's my birthday week and I have a sister visiting me in a few days. Lots of happenings on my end.
This venture I'm getting ready to embark on is exciting, new, fresh and different. I'm looking forward to the challenge of it. Some days I can hardly contain the giddiness I feel in chasing after this big dream of mine. I have mentors who have breathed life into my goal and encouraged me to GO FOR IT!
But today I got a case of the "what if's" and I started second guessing and questioning my ability to face this challenge in front of me. What if it doesn't work out? What if I don't succeed? What if I fail? What if I'm not cut out to do this? What if I can't afford it? What if I don't finish what I set out to do? What if people think I'm crazy? What if? What if? What if?
Ugh! I'm sure you can relate, maybe you've had a case of the "what if's" before. You know how they can knock you out cold. You have to slap yourself in the face, wake up and speak to yourself the good, true, right, self-affirming things YOU DO KNOW!!! There are a ton of things we don't know (like how something will turn out; we don't know the future!!!), but there sure are things we do know.
For example, I know that I am....special, unique, confident, successful, talented, authentic, inspirational, a communicator, a student, an athlete, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a go-getter, a writer, a reader, a game-changer, a visionary...
And on top of that, I know God is...my sustainer, maker, creator, savior, coach, mentor, father, provider, friend, teacher...I know He has brought me this far and won't leave me hanging. He will continue to lead and direct those who seek Him. He specializes in the impossible. He takes ordinary and makes it EXTRAordinary all the time! He has not given me a spirit of worry, fear or anxiety. But He gives me a spirit of power, determination, strength, boldness and wisdom. That is my God!
So when you have a case of the "what if's", turn your mind to the things you do know. Speak to yourself self-affirmations. Build yourself up. Weed out those energy-zapping "what if's" and replace it with good things. Think back on the challenges you've overcome. If God brought you this far, He will take you even farther. There is no such thing as "the good ole days" when you are seeking after God. Every day can be better than the last. And remember: no mountain is too big for God. He created them!
With that, I'm feeling better. Re-energized. Re-invigorated. Re-ignited to plunge ahead into the unknown and go for it!