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.”

Have you ever been there? You needed to jump, but fear held you back and all you could do was freeze? I can completely relate. Here is my story:

All things music and art have always come natural to me. Math and science on the other hand not so much! Professionally, instead of going after my natural talents, I signed up for a profession less suited to my abilities. My reasoning was, rather than trying to make it as an artist it was much 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 until finally in October 2018 I resigned from my safe corporate position and became self-employed. Evelyn’s Art & Music Entertainment was born. Yesterday I sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow” with dementia patients humming along. I had goose bumps.

It is always against our instincts that we perform a leap of faith. This is exactly what makes the leap so challenging. On the other hand, avoiding risks at all costs, we may just miss out on an adventure of a lifetime.

Against all odds, the love of God somehow manages to overcome anything and everything. I cannot explain it, but once several steps into my new adventure, things just happen. There is trial and error, there are good days and bad, but overall I am a happier person because I do 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 safe in His hands.

“If happy little bluebirds fly above the rainbow tell me why can’t I?” Yip Harburg