On Bravery…

Being brave is a funny thing.

Sometimes, it’s not so much about “being brave” as it is conquering fears. For me, a lot of things scare me because I’m an anxiety prone individual. It’s pretty funny actually, for those who have gone anywhere with me it’s something of a joke. I have to force myself outside my comfort zone almost on a daily basis. Forcing myself to be like, “okay, I got this”…is difficult. Sometimes I recognize that “I don’t got this”…that’s when I turn to God.

But if life was easy, would it be worth living?

Like when I traveled to India and forced myself to be brave in spite of fear. I still remember how the tears streamed down my face as I left my safety net of home and traveled across the world alone. I knew I had to do it because I wanted to go to India. But I also knew it would be one of the greatest challenges of my life. It was also the most incredible journey and a trip I’m so glad I took.

Being brave isn’t always an absence of fear. It’s continuing, anyway.

Like, this is a broad generalization, but I’m so scared of what the future holds. I also know everything is going to be okay. I just know that God is with me wherever I go, and even though I may be afraid, I can still get through whatever life throws at me.

Like when I went to India…I wasn’t alone. I never could have gotten there alone. God was with me the whole time. Never giving me more than I can handle, but pushing me to my limit.

We set our own boundaries. We can still overcome fear.

Which is good, because I still have a lot of fear to overcome in my life…but I can face the future, with God by my side.

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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