My daughter is struggling with something right now. I say right now but really it’s been years. We are currently in another long series of episodes though. I don’t want to share what it is because it’s her story and it’s personal but there is something important I do want to share.
She can overcome this struggle whenever she is ready to.
Just like all of us at some point in our lives, she is held back by fear.
There is a fear that keeps her from conquering this issue in her life. A little fear, rooted deep in her brain, that won’t let go. It is torturing her and holding her captive. Keeping her from living her best life. And I don’t even think I’m being over dramatic here.
I have tried praying with her. I have tried logic and reasoning with her. I have tried forcing her. Rewarding her. Threatening consequences. All to get her to push through this fear.
And none of it worked.
Because this is her fear and her battle to fight.
Do you have any idea how hard that is to accept as a Mommy?
The thing is… she has all the power she needs inside her right now. All the power she needs to push through this fear is in her… right now. At any moment, she can decide enough is enough. I’m done. I’m over this. I will conquer this.
And so can you.
Whatever fear is holding you back, you have the power to overcome it. In you, right now, this moment, you have the power.
I’m not saying it will be easy. I’m not saying it doesn’t take courage. But you can do it. You can conquer it. You can have victory.
Victory lies on the other side of fear.
The fear isn’t going to magically go away one day. It’s not going to disappear and make the path an easy walk in the park. I’m sorry, I wish it would. The only way to the other side is to walk through it.
But it is possible.
So, until my daughter realizes the power in her, I will just keep reminding her of the power in her and praying with her and for her. And I will let her walk her path… mainly because I have no choice. I know that wasn’t super helpful but I’m telling you it’s not easy to just let go, especially when your kiddo is only eight years old!!
May you have the courage to realize the power is in you to push through your fears as well!