Y'all...fear really did almost make me miss out on a God opportunity!
So, God told me that 2019 was my year of preparation and that yes, He was going to make thing happens, but first prepare. Which is sometimes hard for me because I am an impatient person (working on it). He has definitely been teaching me how to prepare but trust and be patient at the same time. Preparation meant going to people that have my answer, learning, listening, investing and getting out of my comfort zone.
None of those are always easy, but its a recipe for preparing for success and excellence, which is my goal. I knew that learning and investing to learn more about my brand and writing would be a huge part of my season. Investing isn't always easy. It takes time, money, and a lot of faith. I have constantly been tugged at by God to go further and deeper into investing in not only myself but others. I had to and will continue to go to people with my answer. This past time though...was HARD.
Last year I came across a Christian writer on Instagram through mutual followers. I had been paying attention to her brand for quiet a while and listening to her videos because she's doing the same things I desire to do. She kept advertising that she does a writing mentor-ship. I thought to myself "nah, I already have a mentor." God said "but you don't have her". I was going back and forth with God and He kept telling me to trust Him. I had so many emotions of fear, what if's and butterflies. I knew she would be perfect for my season, but I didn't want to spend the money or waste my time when I had a coach that did the same thing. But God kept telling me it's something different about her that she would be able to give me and another level she would be able to get me to. So, I spoke with my boyfriend and he encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and sent me a clip from YouTube on faith. Soooooo, I signed up! And I am sooo excited to learn, to have accountability and witness all God's glory through this mentor-ship.
Sometimes you just have to DO IT! It's okay to take a chance (if God tells you to), ask questions, get help and invest in your future. You have to trust God and know that he has His best interest for you. Don't have faith in the thing but have faith in GOD! You cannot do anything in your comfort zone but become complacent. Confront and conquer the fear with prayer, affirmations, God's Word and action! Faith without works is dead..