Updated: Aug 7
I’m sure you have heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Although life can be difficult, we should not give up on accomplishing things that are important to us. One reason why some people fail at different things is because of the fear of failure. Some people do not try to succeed because they are afraid they will just fall down or fail. It is alright to fall down, but it is not alright to stay down.
It can be scary to try something new. However, you should not let the fear of something new stop you from trying. The first step to believing you can do what you planned to do is by believing in God that you can do all things. The second step is saying to yourself, “I can do it!” The third step is moving in a forward motion toward doing what you want to accomplish. I recently decided I wanted to try Ziplining. This was my first time participating in this activity or anything remotely close to it.
Growing up, I was always doing something adventurous, but I seemed to lose that as I got older. Even if I fell down, I would get back up and try again. My husband participated with me, but the actual feat is done by yourself. Wow, was I terrified, but the first and second steps to doing it was to believe and trust that God would get me to the other side and to tell myself I was going to do it and be successful at it.
The next step was letting go by jumping from the platform and flying across the forest on a cable. It was an adrenaline rush for sure and very exhilarating! Of course, I was scared and my heart was pounding, but I decided that I was not going to give up and step down from the platform. I was going to do it. I felt amazing afterward! I even took another change and did a trick by going backward then turning around half way through. I was getting bold at that point!
The next time you run into a challenge, believe and trust in God that He will get you through, believe in yourself, and don’t give up. In life, we all fall sometimes, but understand that you can get back up and try again. Just don’t ever give up even in the face of fear. You can do all you set your mind to do. Just trust and believe God and He will get you through.
Live, laugh, love, and pray.
God Bless You with Good Health and Wellness,
Antoinette Shar’ron Johnson
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