Step Up

Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to let go of the one thing that takes a hold of your life and seduces you back into the cocoon of a false sense of protection and security; fear. Here you feel safe and untouchable by the critics, the naysayers, and the dream killers. You do not have to risk mistakes, being embarrassed, and falling short of your goals. Most importantly you will not have to experience failure. Fear has created a hidden place deep within that serves as your palace of contentment, without the worry of others who do not support the growth of this person that is you. Yes, that place of fear, with its arms tightly surrounding you, keeps your life balanced without the constant tipping of the scales. Not too far to the right nor to the left, but resting in the middle of meritocracy and average; a place that for so long, has been your home. In this place, your hopes, dreams, and your very goals are silenced.

Fear appears in force squeezing you tightly as you strain to listen to the quiet, still voice in your spirit that says you want to have more, to do more, to be more. With a power so strong, the loud and constant roar of fear crashes down on your spirit, forcing it to take a back seat. But you begin to betray fear, as you secretly return back to that place of hope. time and time again

So why have you called this place home for so long? Why not stretch yourself to believe in the impossible? Why do you continue to entertain the voice of fear when you cannot see past the next 24 hours in your life? How does fear get to control everything that you are and everything that you are to be? Break the cycle, do not allow fear to bind you and confine you to that small box that others have squeezed you into since your childhood. You no longer fit there and you must embrace all that God has for you to do. Break the cycle of fear in your life. Silence the words in your spirit that are the source of negativity. Call everything into existence that you have heard in your spirit.

Shut the door on failure, turn a blind eye to anxiousness and open your spirit to that which is YOU. Step up and step out into the world! Move forward with what you have been given. Use it to the best of your abilities. Be excellent in it for you have been chosen for a specific purpose, now step up and make your mark! Someone, somewhere is waiting on your gift to come forth.

© Kimberly Seymore                                                                                                                                         May, 2016

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