My little guy is cautious. He does everything after thinking about it first. This week I've been watching him at swimming lessons. He gets up on the side of the pool and, man, jumping back in, even with his swimming teacher right there, is so hard. He bends his knees, jumps in place, reaches for her, and doesn't make it. Little by little, his teacher coaxes him in.
And I'm sitting there watching all this, begging him inside to have a little faith in himself. I know he can do it. He just doesn't believe me yet.
Okay, yes, there is a moral to this story. In fact, I'm sitting here thinking how ironic it is that my son and I are so much alike.
So I'm putting on my brave face. I'm telling the fear I don't need it. And I'm going to do something that I've been avoiding for a week. I feel like God has been waiting there telling me to have faith in myself. Like maybe He can see what I can't. I think I'm ready to believe Him.
Is there something brave you can do today?
*Music Video: "Brave" by Sara Bareilles