I’ve been watching a little bit of the Olympics the last few days and I have to say I’ve been inspired. Those athletes take incredible risks and are rewarded with incredible payoffs, but it takes an amazing level of commitment and not just a little fearlessness!
Watching them I’m reminded that sometimes the biggest breakthroughs and the thing I most want to accomplish or see happen is going to require some risk and a healthy dose of fearlessness. Becoming a writer is something I’ve dreamed about off and on since I first saw Anne of Green Gables when I was about 12 years old, but I haven’t done it, primarily out of fear. Fear of failing, fear of rejection, and fear of the unknown. I may not be the next Francine Rivers, and that’s okay, but I’ve decided to be obedient to the call that I feel God has placed on my heart and not even worry about the results.
So often we rehearse the negative reel of what if’s…in our minds when we think about a God-sized dream in our hearts. But what if… we knew we couldn’t fail. What would you do if you knew you could accomplish anything? Remove the fear factor and ask yourself what God has called you to. Sure, sometimes the Olympic athletes take some painful, epic falls, even breaking bones, but they usually get right back up and try again. I don’t know about you, but I want to take the risk.
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?