I’ve been meeting with an associate of my over the past week. The initial visit, though admittedly, that wasn’t the starting point, was quite liberating. Today marked the second visit, in which I was encouraged to take a look at my fears, the suggestion being that if I understood what my fears were, I could meet them with 3 points of courage to counter the fear.
Another point that I was asked to consider was the source of my motivation. These are things that I was being asked to consider, that perhaps I might set these as my focus and reason for working hard, that I might have greater increase. Just as I was the one who called upon my younger associate to help put some things into perspective, I’ve learned a lesson or two about fear and faith, for which I am grateful.
The deepest part of me has been reminded of something that I’ve known to be true for a long time. Love God. Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. Once that path is shown, even if it is only the direction in which to go, there is no substitute for work. I must get to work now.