“Do something every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
My new friend Sally went with me on a mission trip – and now she is my new hero. This was her first mission trip ever. In general, adventurous would not be a word others would use to describe Sally. Yet she said “yes” when God made it clear that she and her husband were to join us on this trip. That alone took great courage.
Sally’s quiet demeanor made it difficult to know what she was experiencing until she shared with us her overwhelming fear of heights, speaking in public, and being videoed. Sally faced her fears like few others I have seen. She jumped off a bridge into the rushing river below; zip lined through the jungle; testified in front of about 25 people, and allowed herself to be videoed while sharing. In 6 short days Sally went from crazy scared to an undeniable champion. It wasn’t that she did something dangerous, but that she did something transforming. She let go of her fears and embraced freedom.
Do one thing today that totally scares you. It could be signing up for a class to learn something new, going on a mission trip, or ending an unhealthy relationship. What is keeping you from embracing freedom?