Fear can disable us from living fully. We accumulate, we plan, we hoard and stay stuck based on our fears. We keep our feelings to ourselves for fear on how we will be judged.
During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples save him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out with fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord if it is you,” Peter replied, “Tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me.” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” He said, “why do you doubt?” (Matthew 14:25-31)
What is stopping you from moving forward today? It is your beliefs, is it the pursuit of happiness through materialistic means, is it wanting external validation to feel good about YOU, or is it pain that is deep inside that just won’t let you go?
Grab the courage to move forward, let it go and give it to God. There is so much good that can come from sharing, loving and climbing that mountain. Get on those hiking boots, and start the climb, once you reach the top there will be no looking back.
Take a leap of faith, and a wee bit of courage my friend.