Shaking off fear

do not be afraid

Fear is a common feeling,we all experience it not once but multiple times in our life.Same with me i have fear about my future.

”what if plan A fails?”

“will plan B be good enough?”

“will I ever succeed?”

Every day we battle multiple things in our lives. Not only our fears but also stressful situations,difficult people,an unexpected bad news,some dream being shattered. Happens to all of us,in all these things sometimes I just become fearful and i don’t want to meet those ‘difficult ‘people or I dont want to plan a thing which might fail,I don’t even watch tv serials in fear of seeing the protagonist fail!!! While planning something big ,I fear that it might end in not so pleasing way.

I feared the bad things which have not even happened yet,then it suddenly dawned on me that there is no cause of being fearful. I have seen tough situations before and got out of them pretty well,Ifought where I needed to and won the fight. As you can see the picture on the top, there are many promises and commands in The Bible which start with,’do not be afraid.’ What does it mean,does it mean we wont have fearful situations? life will be easy peasy and pleasant all the time? NO!!! it means that as each day we fight our fears and our battles we need not be afraid,because our God has everything in control. even if we experience failure,our dreams and plans being shattered,the situation becoming tougher than ever,we can still believe that God is with us and with this confidence we can face tomorrow. Never in the past did Ihave the peace and confidence i have now that GOD IS IN CONTROL, we should just do our best and leave the rest to HIM. so what if my dream gets broken, i can still trust HIM that one door has been closed so that I could enter into a door which opens into a better world. Fear can hold us until the point we let it control us and until we try to be our own gods trying to control everything, but once we submit our lives into the hands of our God we can be assured that our lives will be great,may not be exactly in the way we wanted,but definitely in a better way.

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Hope

Hope

Hope is the force which keeps us going through our most difficult times of our life.it is that power which enables us never to give up on a dream,a loved one. It enables us to see the silver lining under every dark,thick cloud of the fiery storms we face.

For it is hope which helps us see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope is life. We can’t live without hope. Everyday we have  a new  hope,hope of achieving something or of meeting someone or just living the day through when everything seems tough. Hope is our impetus to expect good.

Hope for me is that important as much as the air we breathe because without it we won’t be able to move forward. Every successful person hopes every day of continuing in his success and the person who has failed can hope to have victory when a new day dawns.

DOING IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT

doing-what-you-love

We live in a world where value to what one does is given way more than the person herself. We do things we love but sometimes the question arises, is it useful? according to today’s standards if it doesn’t look good on the resume its not worth doing. We re always trying to do stuff which will either add some value to our resume or make us popular in our circle. If the thing we do fails to garner some positive attention or appreciation from others we slowly stop doing it. It happened with me too,I learned playing the guitar a bit but then as i didn’t have an opportunity to play it outside my house slowly i stopped practising it and now i have stopped playing it altogether. I started this blog thinking that my thoughts would be read and appreciated but after  eight months i lost interest seeing no feedback. But why is it that we should do all things for the sake of appreciation from others, why don’t we do things because we love doing them and no other reason?

Acknowledgment from others about our work should be a factor motivating us,but it shouldn’t be the whole reason why we do it. We should liberate ourselves from the mindset of ” I HOPE THEY LIKE IT”,  we should do things purely because we love it. As we start working having a liberated mindset devoid of the worries about opinions people have, we will see that our work will get better not only that we would start loving life even more,worrying less about external rewards and enjoying the happiness produced on the inside…….

”DO THINGS FOR THE LOVE OF DOING THEM,NOT FOR THE LOVE THE PEOPLE”