Be Not Afraid

Do you see the title up there? These are the words that drew my attention to the person who inspires me – Saint John Paul II.

I think I came across this quote on Pinterest and that too at a time I needed this quote the most. Usually, I am always fearful or you could say pessimistic too. Be it at work or life in general. Fear and stressing out over things ruled my life.

At work, it was usually talking to the higher-ups. And outside work, it was usually trying something new. I would always look at the possibility of a failed outcome rather than a successful one.

I was trying a lot to change this. For example, at work, I would not check the person’s position in the directory. That removed the general nervousness of talking to them. It was around this time that I came across the quote ‘Be Not Afraid’.

Later on, I found the entire quote – ‘I plead with you, never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid’ – Saint John Paul II. Just these words gave me a renewed Will to overcome fear.

Now, it is only fear of God and no one else. No more bothering about other peoples opinions. And the best realisation – God knows the truth and I know the truth.

I want to get to know the person who wrote this beautiful, heart-touching quote. I want to get to know Saint John Paul II. So, I have started reading ‘Witness To Hope’ by George Weigel. Through this book, I feel like I am getting to know the person that inspires me.

Karol Wojtyla was a force to be reckoned with. He took the world by storm.

Previous post related to the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge

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‘Something you wish you knew how to do’ – the fifth bloganuary prompt from WordPress. Well, I wish I knew how to speak Korean as well as a native speaker. I’m trying to learn the language on Coursera, but don’t you think it would have been awesome if I learnt it as a kid? K-dramas…

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