Do it scared II

“But the Lord said, “My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.” So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can stay in me.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Let’s do it scared together is not a statement, it’s a movement. It’s a movement to change our lives and encourage our hearts. Life is rough and it’s not fair and all that but it doesn’t matter. We have lives to lead and we will do it, even if we are scared.!

 I am terrified of bridges and overpasses. There was a time when I refused to drive and if I was forced to drive, I never took the highway. Being driven over bridges and overpasses was bad but it was tolerable, the thought of me having to do it was paralyzing. This fear was irrational and bothersome but it was part of me. Then as I got into my 30’s a few things happened, my husband and I seperated, and my job had me training people all over the state. I was faced with a major decision. Do I refuse the extra responsibility and money because I was scared to drive? I needed the money more than ever in my life because for the first time I was responsible for me and a little girl who was looking at me. So, I had to suck it up and do it scared. 

I’m not making this up, I get terrible shakes and be ready to cry every time I have to go over an overpass. The zilwaukee Bridge scares me so bad that I’m praying and shaking all the way across. I just move to the inside lane and tell myself, “look at the lines, don’t be scared it’s almost over”. Some days I can’t do it, I just go through Saginaw. I have a great job and it requires me to drive from Traverse City to Detroit, from Flint to Kalamazoo, to Muskegon and all points in between, and I love it. Every morning I get up knowing I have to cross a bridge or an overpass and if I let the fear win, I wouldn’t leave the house. 
One day I decided I was tired of being scared, life was for those who want to live it. I want to be free, free from fear and anxiety so I accepted my freedom. I drive anywhere now (except over the Mackinaw) lol I am not there yet, but who knows. 

So, face your fear or do it anyway. DO IT SCARED!
“The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ERV‬‬

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