Goodbye Forties: Hello Fearless Fifties

Tomorrow I am turning 50.

I have to say that I am actually excited about this new chapter.

I have heard people talk about a mid-life crisis. I have not experienced that, but what I have experienced is what I like to call a “mid-life awakening.” Over the past few months, God has shown me some specific things about myself . . . some wonderful and some, well, not so much. Of course, as always, He does this with love.

One of the biggest things He has helped me see is that I have let fear rule my life.

I have a dear friend who once lovingly told me “to get out of my own way.” That has stuck with me since he first told me that. I realize now, along with what God has been showing me, that I have definitely let fear be my wall – stopping me from even trying to do some things.

I have been my own stumbling block.

So, as I say goodbye to my forties, I am waving hello to a life without fear.

My prayer is this: “Lord, help me daily to let my faith be bigger than my fear. Help me scale the walls before me. Amen.”

Published by raelynpracht

Writer. Reader. Lifetime Learner. Follower of Christ.

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