You have the passion to take big steps of faith, but you keep waiting for your timidity to subside. It’s habitual because fear is the only tool that evil can throw at us when we long for extraordinary. Timidity taunts us with the “what ifs.” What if I get hurt? What if I stumble? What if I look crazy? And the worst is . . . What if I don’t make it? Timidity must be seen not as a feeling that will fade but an emotion to face and step through. This habit is actually best faced by being embraced. Timidity will never leave you, you must leave it.
I don't know that I would have followed through. I was 17 years old when I plopped down $1,100.00 to enter the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. After the money was on the barrel it became the thing that pushed me ahead even when I was buckling at my knees. What fear do you need to bust through and ask God how he might do that.
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