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That’s the thought that overpowered me over a decade ago when I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work part-time as a private investigator. And it’s visiting me again.

It’s so easy for me to fall into the trap of fear. One doubt, a single second of second guessing and I become saturated with fear so great that I forget who’s running the show in the first place. Like a sneeze, its invisible yet insidious ways taints everything within its reach.

It’s the contagion of fear that can undermine any action I make, any decision I’m about to contemplate.

Yet, it’s so hard to see while I’m right in the middle of it.

Today while worrying about an impending move, I allowed fear to consume me once again.

It made me forget:

that worrying does nothing for me.

that I cannot control everything and even if I could my life would not be better, easier, kinder.

that no good decision was ever made from fear.

that every unknown is just a tadpole of opportunity when showered with hope and love.

that God always has my back.

that I’ve been through worse and made it through.

that we’re never given more than we can handle.

that real fear is a gift, not a detriment.

that I don’t know everything.

that life is meant to be challenging, not torturous.

that everything is simply what you make of it.

And finally, what has scared me most in life has almost always ended up being the most treasured memories.

How have you let fear overtake your life and how did you reign faith back in?

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