Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of Your Dreams
We all have dreams we’d like to translate into achievable goals, but how many times does the fear of taking a risk stand in the way? My heroine Sydney Knight in Second Chance Love, my new novel that released last month, once dreamed of a particular career, but a tragic horse accident hijacked that dream and she went another direction—one that wouldn’t involve horses. This story picks up where fear has taken over her life and threatened to steal the joy of spending her life with the man she loves.
The Bible tells us that God didn’t give us a spirit of fear and that we should entrust all things to Him and go forward with courage because He’ll be with us wherever we go.
I’ve never feared the same things Sydney faces in my book, but I have had to face my fears head-on in order to move forward. For a long time, I had a fear of flying, even though I’d flown before. After I started writing, with trepidation I made plans to attend a writers conference in Florida. Then 9-11 happened, and I was tempted to cancel the trip. But Scripture showed me I had God on my side, and I could trust Him to keep me safe. The morning of my flight, as the plane lifted into the wintry sky, all fear left. I looked down at the city of Chicago glistening in the morning sunlight and sang “Victory in Jesus” to myself. I’ve flown many times since then, always trusting God and leaning on the words from Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms” (NIV).
A native of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, author Pamela S. Meyers lives in suburban Chicago with her two rescue cats. Her novels include Thyme for Love, Love Finds You in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, What Lies Ahead, and a novella in The Bucket List Dare. Second Chance Love from Bling/ Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, releases in January 2017. When she isn’t at her laptop writing her latest novel, she can often be found nosing around Wisconsin and other Midwestern spots for new story ideas. www.pammeyerswrites.com