1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

Ever been there? You want to jump into the water, yet fear is holding you back and all you can do is dip your big toe into the vast sea? I can completely relate. Here is my story:

All things music and art have always come natural to me. Math and science unfortunately, not so much! Professionally, instead of going for the stuff that comes easy, I went for the stuff that was difficult for me. I figured, rather than trying to make it in the world of art and music it was safer to apply for an administrative position. And so the story goes – until 40 years later. My husband and I have been going back and forth on the issue for a while, and in October 2018 we finally decided to go through with it: I left my safe corporate position and became self-employed. Evelyn’s Music Entertainment with focal point on Memory Care was born. Yesterday I sang “Somewhere over the rainbow” with dementia patients humming along. I got goose bumps.

If our instinct is to run and hide when in our heart of hearts we know we should do a leap of faith, we need to remember: Avoiding risks at all costs, we may just miss out on an adventure of a lifetime!

Against all odds, God’s love somehow manages to overcome anything and everything. I can’t explain it, but once several steps into my new adventure, things just happen. There’s trial and error, there are good days and bad, but overall I’m a happier person because I know I’m doing what I love to do.

We have a very good reason not to be afraid. God’s love empowers us to be bold! Walking with God, we can face our daily uncertainties. His love drains our fears, and we know we are as safe as can be.

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