Updated: Sep 23, 2022
How many of us can be honest with ourselves and say, we have held ourselves back from sharing our talents and gifts with the world because of fear and self doubt?
Well, I can be honest and say, I have held myself back for a long time, when it comes to stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing myself with the rest of the world. I have oftentimes talked myself out of believing I have something to offer the world. I knew I had a purpose but I was not clear about what my purpose was.
There were times I would hear, "people," make comments that would be discouraging to me, about who and what they think I am. I allowed comments, opinions, thoughts and isms of "people," concerning me, keep me in a prison in my own head. I gave "people," my power. Well, guess what? I am taking my power back.
In addition to taking my power back and believing that God created me for a purpose, I decided that I do not want to be buried with all of my gifts, talents and ideas. I want to make a difference in the world. My biggest fear is passing away and not fulfilling the assignments that God has put into my spirit and heart to carry out.
God created us all to help and to be of service to one another. Something said in this blog could be the push or inspiration that at least one person needs to move forward with an idea that God has put down in their spirit and soul that could help rescue someone else. If nothing else adds pressure for you to move forward, think about this, somebody in this world NEEDS what you have to offer. Someone in this world is waiting for you to believe in yourself, step up and step into your purpose and carry out those ideas God has given you.
It took me a couple of years to gather the courage to even write this blog. I have been talking about writing a blog for years. It was my own fear of failure and self doubt that paralyzed me. I would constantly tell myself...there are a lot of blogs on the internet, no one will want to hear what you have to say, what will make your blog so special? I had all of these thoughts and negative self talk but I never even attempted to write and publish a blog. How will I even know what is possible without trying? Yes, there are a lot of blogs on the internet but no one's blog is exactly the same.
My fear of not pleasing God, being basic, mediocre and not walking into my purpose is way bigger than my fear of failure and rejection. So...no more excuses, fear or doubt. The time is now!
We all have something God created us to do. Do not doubt what keeps burning on the inside of you, that may very well be your purpose. Believe in yourself. Start your business, write your book, do the podcast, start your YouTube channel, write a blog...someone needs what you have to offer. We are all unique and no one can do the things we do, the way we do it.
Go ahead.....LEAP! I did!