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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Wall of Fear

The Wall of Fear

Inspirational Danica is back, courtesy of our dear friend, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson. And is it really prideful of me to say that I want to have a big fat degree so that people call me Dr. Danica?

Anyway, as I was sharing a bit about fear with a friend who is consumed with fear right now, I remembered something he said that I’m going to paraphrase and share with you.

God does not take away your fear. Rather, it is there as a test to see if your dream, your obedience to His calling, is strong enough that you’re willing to press on despite the fear. The only way to conquer your fear is to do it.

Ultimately, when faced with fear, you have to ask yourself what you value more? Your dream or your fear?

Even if you’re not a Christian, it still applies. When you fail to take action because you’re afraid, you’re saying that obeying the fear is more important than your dream. You will never accomplish any dream without facing and defeating fear. It’s not going to just land in your lap.

So today/tomorrow, as I prepare to go see Todd Agnew in concert (WAHOOO!!), whether The Man who is presently puking his guts out comes or not, I’m issuing a challenge: Take a look at your dream. On the path to achieving it, what’s one thing you fear? Is it that query? Is it sending that manuscript? Is it sending out that book for review? Is it simply opening up Word and putting your words to paper? Do it. Pick one thing you’re scared of, and do it.

If you accept my challenge, and post that you’ve done it (be specific) prior to my departing for the concert (my hotel has high speed access, so I will check right before I leave), I will pick you up something from the concert/our trip.

Good luck! Let’s break through the wall of fear together!


Heather Diane Tipton said...

I'll accept...

Danica/Dream said...

Very good! I can't wait to see what you accomplish!

Bailey Stewart said...

I've already done it this weekend, I'm putting words to paper.

Enjoy the concert.

Hey, how come you get the cute word verification and I get Klingon?

Danica/Dream said...

Eve, it's a mystery... email me with your snail mail addy so I can send you the prize. :)

Heather, what did you do? I have a cool prize with your name on it, but only if... the price is right.

So, since I have to put my money where my mouth was, I also confronted a wall of fear. My pride. I have a hard time asking for forgiveness. Don't know what I'm afraid of exactly, but I was. So I woke up That Man, and I'd been a mega beotch to him lately, and I asked him for forgiveness. It's deeper than that, but that part is personal between him and I. :)