Does fear stop you from using your gifts?
“Our greatest gifts are often hidden in our deepest fears.”
I read a post by Annie at Gracefully Living titled “Fear is a Liar” – that’s where I got the above quote. She didn’t know where she’d heard it, and after a bit of research, I couldn’t find an attribution. Check out her post – it’s insightful!
So — I’ll echo Annie’s point in her post: FEAR IS A LIAR!
Take a moment today – during your drive home, or while preparing dinner, or brushing your teeth – to reflect on what fear is telling you about activities, items, issues, relationships, opportunities etc…
Could your fear be incorrect? Is it possible that fear is lying to you?
If you don’t think your fear is a liar… is there any actual evidence that the fear is correct?
FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
What gift could be hiding within your fear?
I think you know what I’m referring to – someone has seen this in you, but you’ve discounted it.
Don’t worry. I’m not asking you to actually do anything with this gift. Not today.
But today, it’s OK to think about that gift. Quietly.
Let your gift, the one that’s hiding behind a fear, show its face.
Say “hello” to your Gift. Acknowledge it. Smile at it.
(Unless you want to take a step further and call your fear a liar?)