Why do we fear being great?
We don’t really say we don’t want to be great, but, our actions say otherwise. Or maybe the words we speak to ourselves say so. Or maybe even the thoughts no one else knows of say so.
Have you ever caught yourself saying ,
Who am I kidding?
I can’t do that .
Who do I think I am?
That can’t happen for me.
Let me stop dreaming and get back to reality.
Can it be that you really do fear being great? How can we fear being great you might say, easy. We stop ourselves before we even begin.
WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE GREAT.
WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE AT PEACE MENTALLY , SPIRITUALLY, and EMOTIONALLy.
WE KNOW! the problem is that most of us procrastinate and make excuses. We make excuses because it’s hard to rewire your brain. You have to make an effort to retrain your mind. For 30 years you thought one way , so now that you want to change you’re faced with A LOT of resistance . Why? Your brain is used to doing things one way.
We don’t think to walk, drive , eat, make excuses , gossip, pick up our phones, type , text, talk, go to work, we just do it.
We don’t think about habits we already put in place to protect us from pain. If I don’t want to have a confrontation, I ignore the person. If I don’t want to feel, I get a drink or go have sex . These are habits we pick up along the way. This is everything we have to unlearn.
We all want to be great. We all want to produce fruit. But do we really want to pay the cost?
That’s the question.
If we truly get real with ourselves , we will find out that most of us are scared of being great. Being great requires a different you! The you now and the GREAT you is not the same person, THAT IS WHAT WE FEAR.
We fear changing . We fear a different language . We fear a different thought process. We fear a workout regimen . We fear getting up early . We fear greatness because we’ve never done it !
I want to encourage you tonight, to do it scared!
You have everything that it takes because Jesus Christ lives on the inside of you! Greater is he that is in you than he that’s in the world!!
Do it until the fear goes away, because IT WILL.