No plan B. I knew it was time to face it. A crossroad in my path. Which way am I going to go? I have come so far, so turning around is not an option I am willing to consider. But, here I stand, not sure which way to go. One path, is setting myself up for a solid plan B, little risk, a sure thing, not a huge reward; comfortable though. The other, plan A: all eggs in one basket, selling out, challenging and risky at every level; yet, fulfilling and purpose-filled. Security vs the risk of trying and possibly failing. Pursuing both? No, not enough time or resources, one would suffer, stretched too thin. What do I do?
So many times we face this very cross road. For some, they ignore the crossroad even exists. Getting comfortable in the meaningless endeavor. Just getting by. No dreaming, for dreaming is sad because of the belief that they don’t come true.
Some are bold enough to acknowledge the crossroad but so many what-ifs creep in: what if you fail and have nothing to fall back on? What happens when an obstacle stands in the way? You have taken other risks before and have failed so why will this be any different? Then you decide not to try. You can say definitively that you did not fail, no because you did not try. I could have —-fill in the blank but I had not the courage to try.
How about changing those what if questions around?
What if this works? What if you succeed? What if you grow and change into the person you have always wanted to be? What if your dream comes true?
Let yourself dream again. Let’s not allow fear of failing or fear of success sabotage you from fulfilling your purpose.
We all have a gift, a talent. What is yours? What would you do for free, without receiving compensation or recognition, but WOULD do it because you love it and know it is what you are supposed to do? Now, what is holding you back from pursuing them with all your might?
“And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:20-21 ESV