So I am 18 days into this 40 Day Challenge that I am participating in with Overcome the Lie. I have to say that it's going pretty well. I wasn't quite sure, at first, how I would like it but honestly each day I become more and more involved. Plenty of days I've felt like it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. I am always in awe when God speaks directly to me like that. The twitter parties are pretty amazing and it's just so reassuring to connect with other girls who feel the same way I do about things. Maybe that's weird, but it's always comforting to me to not feel alone in whatever emotion I am feeling. The set up is a daily email format with a simply challenge. You are paired up with a partner that you can talk to along the way. And as an extra, we were asked to "give up" something during this 40 days as well. A sacrifice of something that maybe took our eyes off God or something we needed to go to Him with help for. My sacrifice was fast food. You know my food struggles. I had lost a few pounds, but I did some GOOD eating last week at that conference so I'm about even with where I started now. It hasn't been easy, and I did have ONE Starbucks drink but that's not really food - RIGHT?!?!
The OTL theme for the month of February is: fearlessness.
What would you do if you weren't afraid? I've been asked this question so many times recently, so I definitely feel like it's something I need to think about. Fear doesn't have to mean the HUGE things in life that make you want to pee your pants. One of my huge irrational fears in life is ghosts. Don't even get me started on why or talk about it because I will cry. Silly as it may sound, that's just one of my things that terrifies me. Fear in this case, is more like being bold. I have been praying a lot recently that God makes me bold - in my heart and my actions. You better believe I can get real bold when someone makes me angry, but that's not the way I want to be. I want to be bold & fearless in a more positive manner. In an ideal world, if I wasn't afraid I would go boldly in the direction of where God calls me. I feel like He is stirring up something in me and calling me, but I'm just not 100% sure in which direction yet. Sometimes these callings cause us to step far beyond the bounds of our comfort zones though and that be scary.
So my question to you is - what would YOU do if you weren't afraid?