Facing Your Giants

Giants are anything around us that scare us, leave us insecure or ashamed. Giants surround us. The fear of death, the fear of cancer, the fear of losing your job, or even the current economy. Giants are scary, and sometimes it's easier to ignore them. 

But the greatest and scariest giants we face aren't out there, there inside of us. The giants you and I must reckon with are the ones that look at us through the mirror. The voices that say, "You aren't good enough" "You're worthless" "You're a fool" "You're a bad mom" "You're a bad son" haunt us and even ruin us if we let them. 

The challenge, however, is that we choose to ignore them rather than facing them head on. A few days ago I shared a quote by Malcolm Gladwell. He says, "Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”

Do you have courage to face your giants today? What will it take to step into the tension of who you are and who you are becoming? Because trust me, your giants will only keep you from becoming who you're intended to be.