Freaking Out and Fighting Doubt

For those of you who think I’m “strong” “inspiring” “courageous” or any other adjectives I’ve heard in the last three months, thank you, truly, but I’m going to burst your bubble…I’m not! I believe in being transparent and authentic…even if that means sharing the less inspiring, uglier sides of life.

I have been freaking out the last couple of days. Doubt, thoughts of giving up, asking myself what I’m thinking, all of it.

I’ve been waiting for the freak out to come since I made the decision to get out the boat. I think part of me, though, was secretly hoping & thinking maybe it wouldn’t come since it hadn’t yet. But, it did this week…big time.

It’s now Friday afternoon and I’m starting to calm down. God has proven once again that He is good, that He loves us, and that He has a plan. He has reminded me in big & small ways over the last couple of days that He’s got this.

But, it’s one thing to know all of that. Believing it with your whole heart & living like you do is a different story. Fear threatens to defeat us every day. So, more than likely I will get up tomorrow and be staring doubt in the face again, ready for another wrestling match. All I know is I’m glad I don’t have fight on my own because I’d lose every time.

Is doubt an unwelcome presence in your life? What do you do when it tries to creep in?

With courage, Katie


  1. A few years ago I was making a change in my life, much the same way. I know the feelings you are having all to well. What I took solace in was that no one called me crazy for it. Bold? Yes. Adventurous? Yes. Faithful? Yes. But no one, not even my ever cautious parents tried to talk me out of it. Be strong knowing that God has laid the path before you and asks only that you trust in him.

  2. "Be strong knowing that God has laid the path before you and asks only that you trust in Him." – AMEN, Peter! Well said. Thanks for that reminder!!

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