By Jacquie Hood Martin
Faith is one the four cornerstones of my and many believers’ journey. And, even if you are not a believer there is some truth that you live by that gets you through each day of your life. When you face cancer. When a soldier faces a bullet. When we face the loss of loved one. When you face a blood test. When you face a negative pap smear. When you face a urine test. When you face your fears. When you face your attacker. When you face the truth. When you one-day stand face-to-face with God, you will have completed all that you believe you have done well, by faith. A ‘faith-warrior’ will look at a challenge and figure a way to approach it.
There are times, however, when moving forward paralyses us. We begin to over-analyze our past failures and destroy any remnant of hope for a future. Failure is not a part of God’s reality. A reveal allows you to let God, who is seeking to bless you, step in and add value from our pain to your life. Timothy reminds his listeners, 2 Timothy 2:7, that a spirit of timidity is not an inherited trait of God’s children. Therefore, any uneasy feelings you have about your present and future success can be erased. You erase your feelings of fear with a vision of yourself being successful, conquering your problems, and pushing your way through rather than falling victim under the weight of doubt. It is time to accept that pursuing your passion and purpose will drown out the cries of your inner child who fears the known. It is time to look in the mirror and say ‘Self…this is your life, now go out an live it!’