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Fear.

I miss when my biggest fears were whether I was going to get dysentery on the Wagon Trail (ha! Some of you know..) or forget my locker combination and be late for class (I may have had this nightmare years post graduation 😳🤦🏼‍♀️).

As an adult I’ve faced fears with my kids, marriage, and finances but my biggest fear of all is if I will fulfill all that God has planned for me.

Hear me now.


I’m not worried about whether or not I’ll accomplish all that “I” have planned. I can and do adjust my goals according my situation. If I’m doing well in most areas of my life like my health or finances for example, I’m more likely to set the bar pretty high for my job, dreams, etc. Unfortunately the opposite is also true. If I’m struggling with my weight or my finances aren’t where I want them, I tend to lower my standards in other areas.

This year my 11 year old set forth a goal of making the All-Star team for baseball. He’s pretty good and he worked hard, and he made it! We were so proud of him!!!

But, when it came down to it, he told us he didn’t want to play on the All-Star team that he had worked tirelessly all season to be a part of. The All-Star team that is handpicked based on their skill and work ethic.

His reasoning?!?!? He said that he felt like God was asking him to go to camp and SERVE others.

Wait. What?! You’re ELEVEN!!!

Y’all, my son taught me that if I can put a hold on my plans and say yes to whatever God asks of me, then I have no reason to fear not fulfilling my God-given potential.

And, neither should you!!


Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart plans his ways, but God directs his steps”.


Author of this post
Jordin Williams

About Jordin:

I was born in Houston, Texas. I am a Jesus follower, a wife, and a mother. I am also an Ordained minister, speaker, and writer. My passion is people. I love interacting with people and figuring out ways to help others along their life journeys. I can not wait to see where this blog takes us. Let’s enjoy the ride together! Connect with Jordin: Blog: https://www.jordinbwilliams.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/jordinbwilliams/

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