A Prayer For Intrepidity

Intrepidity: Resolutely courageous; fearless

I follow some dope individuals on social media and in real life.

Purpose filled people.

Bosses.

Go Getters.

Business Owners.

Dancers.

Activists.

Bakers.

Chefs.

Deejays.

Stylists.

Pod-casters.

Artists.

Students.

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 disagree.

Yes.

I’m comparing myself.

No.

I can’t help it.

It just so happens that.

The people that I compare myself to are doing great things in their communities.

Positive.

Intelligent.

Gracious.

Fearless.

Impactful.

Intrepid.

I’m intrigued.

Captivated even.

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’m extraordinary!

However.

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.”