Change, most agree, is scary. Those around you will warn you about it, promising, "be careful”. Dread loves company. I remember, like yesterday, my biggest fear—me. That six hundred pound giant scared the hell out of me. He was intensely intimidating; to the point where I couldn't even make eye contact with him. I avoided my own reflection, only facing it when I absolutely could not avoid it, like at a family event, when someone insists on a group photo, or when saying cheese at the department of motor vehicles.
I actually believed in the misguided perception that if ignored long enough, he’d simply cease to exist. I was counting on God to perform, not just a miracle, but an unsolicited miracle. That never happened.
Hopelessness fed off my anxiety, denial from my procrastination, and the cycle spun—healthy and satisfied for years--while I became bigger and bigger.
What is the six hundred pound obstacle in your life? Is it a habit or an addiction? Maybe you desperately want a better job and fear keeps you from trying. Do you wish to ask that attractive man/woman out but you're afraid of rejection? How about that lift in salary, you just can't bring yourself to ask for? Or maybe, just maybe, you need to make a change--to live!
All strives in life, whether trifling or detrimental, metamorphous, like a school yard bully, developing from the immense authority we give to them, power only we can take away.
Change starts with desire. We must find the courage to break out of our comfort zone and crush those restrictions we have put upon ourselves, that which keeps us lost and stagnate. When unproductive, we stand no chance of fulfilling God's purpose for our life, and the darker side, the devil if he must have a name, rejoices in the shackles we alone have put upon ourselves.
Don't limit yourself, as I did, break the cycle!