Intrepidity: Resolutely courageous; fearless
I follow some dope individuals on social media and in real life.
Purpose filled people.
I could go on and on.
Young and old.
Males and females.
I’m motivated by these people.
I stalk them with glee!
I say to myself often, “I follow some inspiring people”.
I want to inspire others.
I’m dope too.
I know my purpose.
I have visions that would serve the community.
I can be used for a greater good.
What’s the difference between them and I?
Well, my friends.
The difference is.
Most of the people I follow have intrepid spirits.
They aren’t afraid to chase their dreams.
They are determined.
They have faith the size of a mustard seed.
What happened to my intrepidence?
And is that even a word?
Why can’t I just take the bull by the horns and go for it?
Ive often heard:
“If you find yourself comparing yourself to certain people on social media, then you should unfollow said people.”
Well, in this instance.
I’m comparing myself.
I can’t help it.
It just so happens that.
The people that I compare myself to are doing great things in their communities.
I aspire to be like them.
How do I get there?
Where do I start?
I know it’s in me.
I know I wasn’t created to just live an ordinary life.
I lack intrepidity.
Say that word three times.
Don’t worry, I cant either.
How do I insert this Black Girl Magic into the atmosphere?
How do I turn my inward confidence into an outward confidence?
Perhaps I’ll start off with this prayer:
“God, I want to be more confident. I’ve been struggling with self-doubt and ask You to forgive me for not focusing on You. I pray that whenever fear-based feelings rise up within me, You would help me reject them through the power of Your Word. I am capable of all things in Christ. And I choose today to believe I can do all You’re calling me to do. Lord, thank You for loving me unconditionally, and for guiding me to pursue Your amazing plans for me. I am powerful when I put my trust in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”