That’s a word that is of paramount importance to your life if you are ever going to achieve anything, you must believe in yourself. Most times when starting out on a course, journey, assignment, a new direction in your life, business or ministry you will be daunted by fear or unbelief.
There is that voice in your head that will say, you cannot achieve this or that wouldn’t work here, you don’t have the resources or necessary skills.
So to alleviate the fear and unbelief start by asking yourself is this fear based on a real fact or is it just a perception in our minds. Most times it’s just a perception in our minds based on our years of being programmed by our surroundings and world view.
People told the Wright brothers that it’s impossible to build a machine that can fly but today that’s not even a subject for debate as thousands of planes fly each day. Thomas Edison said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.
If we are going to succeed in life we must remove those two letters “im”-possible and believe that all things are possible to them that believe (Mk 9:23). I love how the way NLT puts it “Anything is possible if a person believes”.
So what is that thing that you what to see happen, write down the vision down and make it plain. Put a deadline to that vision and it becomes a goal. Break down that goal into little actions that you can accomplish daily or weekly, measure yourself against your goals and targets to see how you’re getting on. See what is working and if you need to change anything do so.
If you lack the skills or knowledge in certain areas to achieve that goal, educate yourself. Better still find out someone who does and ask them, leverage on their knowledge and expertise. Let’s face it you are not going to know everything about everything so find out someone who does and work with them. You could be a jack of all trades and a master of none or you could find someone who knows that trade and use their knowledge.
Reject that fear as it would only paralyse you and make you ineffective to achieving your goals. If you are afraid of making that phone call just do it. If you are afraid of stepping out to pray for someone, go out look for someone to pray for and just do it. The only way to stop that fear is just by doing it. Most of all believe that you can do it and you will.