Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Powerful, profound words that lead me to ask you: What are you afraid to do?
It might be something you must do.
Or something you should do.
Or even something you want to do.
What have you been putting off because of fear? A physical challenge? A hard conversation? A creative endeavor? A visit to the doctor? Learning to swim? Public speaking? Throwing a party? Visiting a friend who’s in a tough place?
My guess is, you’ve already sucked it up and done your fair share of hard things in your life. So just let me remind you that when you confront your fear, it often turns out to be less scary than you thought.
And even if it’s every bit as scary as you thought, I believe God smiles when you follow that magnificent, pounding heart He created in you.
Here’s some inspiration to do just that.