Louise Bannerman Detroit, MI, USA
Chapter 15 How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
One of my fears, was what would the people think. I almost missed a wonderful lesson in my life, because I was worried about what would the people think. I clearly heard in my head, “What will the people think if they see you pick up that bag on the ground?” Back then it mattered to me, and I tried to walk away from the bag, but my feet were stuck like glue. I am so glad that I didn’t listen to my fears, and I decided to picked that bag up. In that bag, it was an answer to my prayers. From that day, I have learned it doesn’t matter what the people think, no need to worry about how they feel about me. It only matters that I try to please God.
So my sayings has been over the last 36 years, people don’t have a heaven or hell to put me in, so what matters is how I am moved by the spirit and follow wherever God wants me to go. The old saying goes if you are going to worry, don’t pray. If you pray don’t worry. I would like to believe that I am delivered from people.
I am in agreement with Napoleon Hill, “Whip the fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever wealth you can accumulate WITHOUT WORRY. Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision NOT TO WORRY about what other people think, do, or say.”
If I worried about what people say, I would not have experienced the wonderful world of being a Massage Therapist. To this day, there are people who minds are all messed up about the field of being a Massage Therapist, but as long as I know of all the good and healing that I bring, that is most important to me, not what others are thinking.
In conclusion, I am so glad that my life have been about making decisions that I felt was best for me, and not what others thought I should do. I have learn people are quick to tell you what to do with your life, but don’t have a clue about their own life. “Worry is a state of mind based upon fear.” - Napoleon Hill, and today and every day I will relieve myself of worry, and just decide that I will be great and not small. I will decide to include God in all that I do, and let his wisdom and understanding take me to great places.