My Passions and Overcoming My Fears

One of my passions is writing but it is also one of my biggest fears. The reason is I don’t like criticism. I’m afraid of negative and critical comments about what I write about. I’m fine with constructive criticism but have difficulty dealing with rejection or people just not liking me in general. What I really need to do though is to just write about what I am passionate about, which is a lot of diverse things. My passions include politics, entertainment, religion, sports, and food to name just a few.

To overcome my fears I have to believe in my ability and have confidence in the fact that I do have something to say and it is worth expressing to the world. Some of my opinions and views will be controversial or challenging. Hopefully, some will also be uplifting and inspiring.

I’ve been on the journey of life, which really has been a roller-coaster of high points and low ones. What I’ve been learning is that my attitude affects everything. Having a negative attitude ruins the good things because my focus ends up on the bad moments, which consume all the amazing moments. Perspective really is key to enjoying life and finding peace, joy and happiness. Being positive and having the right attitude when obstacles come my way, which they do, is the key to becoming successful. Dreaming big and really believing that I have amazing gifts to share with the world has inspired me to make positive changes that have pushed my life onto a new trajectory. I now can look back on my past with a new perspective and see God working throughout all situations in my life to shape me. It has been tough but God used those tough times to test me and now I have a testimony to share of how Jesus has saved my life and the Holy Spirit has awakened me to His calling on my life. 

I’m excited to be able to share my passions and my dreams and my life through this blog. I’m strong and can deal with whatever comes my way. Fear is not going to hold me back anymore or limit my from using the gifts God has given my. Instead I will be bold and write. I’ll write what I believe, what I feel and what I know. I’ll cite my sources when needed and give credit but mostly what I share will be my own opinions based on what have have experienced, seen or learned.  

Maybe someone will read this blog. Maybe no one will. I just feel called to write anyways. No more letting my fears control my life. Instead God is in control of my life, even when I mess up and make mistakes. 

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One thought on “My Passions and Overcoming My Fears

  1. Brian

    Kudos to you Nathan for taking this giant step into your passion. I see the expression of your heart throughout the blog and look forward to your future posts. Will you uplift and inspire; you did me.

    Reply

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