If I am being completely transparent, I want to be courageous and create amazing stuff but there is one thing that stops me from going the last 10% and it is fear!
Fear sucks. I hate the idea that this emotion is strong enough to keep me from all God has planned and designed for me…but I let it win far to often. The biggest lesson I am learning right now is how much God Is cheering for me and wants me to be strong & courageous!
I believe that God wants us to be strong, to be courageous, and to not be afraid. @B_REWSTER Click To Tweet
I believe that God wants for you the same thing He wants for me, and that is for us to be strong, to be courageous, and to not be afraid. Not only does God want this for us, if we believe this verse to be true He actually commands us to be courageous and to not be afraid. Yet every day I wake up and wonder if the whispers in my mind are true. If the voices that I hear are actually right, and I question if this is all going to work, if my ideas are good enough or if the art we create is strong enough to make a difference. And as a side note, those whispers are whispers because they are lies. Lies have to be whispered because they are not true. The truth can be spoken loudly and with confidence.
I absolutely love this quote from Nelson Mandela:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
The truth can be spoken loudly and with confidence while lies are merely whispers. @B_REWSTER Click To Tweet
So today I am making a commitment. I am committing to accept that God’s words in Joshua 1:9 are written not just for me but also for all of us who create. I am committing to face fear and conquer it so that I can live the life God intended. I am committing to embrace strength and courage, to choose faith over fear and to trust and rest in the fact that God is with me wherever I go. I am committing to believing that if He is with me everything is going to be ok.
Are you willing to join me in making this commitment? Are you with me? Because fear might be strong enough to beat one of us but there is no way it can beat all of us if we stay together!
Commit to face fear and conquer it so that you can live the life God intended. @B_REWSTER Click To Tweet
One of the most sought after speakers and thinkers in the creative space, Stephen Brewster serves as a Creative Arts Pastor in Florida. He has been in professional creative environments including church, music business, marketing, management, artist development, creative team leading and art directing for 15 years. It’s his belief that soon we as the Church will regain our position as the leader of the creative frontier. He loves living a creative and adventurous life with his wife Jackie and their four amazing kids.