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Does Anyone Else Want To Overcome Fear?

I don’t know what I was thinking when I accepted Jon Acuff’s Start challenge a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps I was delusional.

He invited over 2,000 people to participate and over 200 accepted. I was one of them.

Each morning I get an inspirational email from Jon Acuff. I start my day off on the right foot, only to wind up with fear… in my face.

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Fear is relentless.

It tells me I’m no good. It tells me I am not a writer. It tells me to give up.

Jon Acuff tells me to punch fear in the face.

So, fear and I start going at it first thing in the morning. I wind up losing time and time again.

Fear harasses me when I wake up then bullies me all day long.

Forget about when I want to write… fear hurls its ugly insults at me.

Fear is a bully.

Friends, I can’t seem to beat fear. I keep trying to confront this bully, but fear keeps winning every time.

I’m inflated one moment then deflated the next.

I honestly wish I can overcome fear and win for once, instead of allowing it to overpower my life.

Ironically, the minute I committed to the Start challenge, my whole world turned upside down.

I don’t want to bore you with the details, but when I tell you this year has been full of changes, it’s an understatement.

They say change is good, but too many changes at one time is not. At least, not for me.

Fear is a torment, it stops my dreams and prevents me from doing anything worthwhile in my life.

Does anyone else want to overcome fear besides me?

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