Yes, it is still a fresh year, right? I guess so. Actually, I tried riding my brother’s bicycle on the first day of the year and this is what happened. The bicycle was a little damaged, which includes a failed brake. So, he warned me to be careful with riding; now, that bicycle has been there for over a year now but I never attempted to ride. Being an amateur, I instantly became scared of riding so as not to fall. It was so funny as I did not even attempt to sit , let alone peddle. I simply stood over it and later parked it.
On the first day of the year, I had the urge to learn how to ride a bicycle but I was scared of falling. You can relate, right? You remember those goals you aimed at achieving last year and the year before but you were not able to as a result of the fear of falling?
It is a new year and resolutions are made, goals are set, obstacles are targeted at to overcome, but not everyone would achieve their goals. Yes, I just said that, not everyone. So many of us want to attain great heights, make impact, do exploits, find and fulfil purpose but we are full of fear. We are scared of falling and so we do not even attempt to ride in the first place.
Sincerely, fear is real and I have to be frank with that. Everyone has the tendency to be afraid and that is not an overstatement. However, it is the ability to overcome that fear that distinguishes impact makers from onlookers, winners from quitters.
Now, those goals you aim at achieving comes with lots of responsibilities and fear would surely want to accompany them, but have you forgotten that the scriptures says that “we do not have the spirit of fear” (2 Tim 1:7)
Prince EA: A head full of fears has no space for dreams.
See, if you allow fear rule your head and heart, it would handicap your hands. You will remain stagnant, achieve nothing and never pursue purpose. Something about fear is this, it would constantly remind you of your past failures and bring pessimistic thoughts and if you dwell on them, phew! You are defeated. Fear will never remind you of your past success, neither will it remind you of God’s present help in times of need.
Look here, you can do it, just do these:
- Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)
- Work hard; don’t be lazy; God would not bless lazy hands
- Be committed to achieving your goal
- Be consistent
- Let your faith override your fear
Yes, you can. Happy 2018!
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