Fear and discomfort are part of change. It doesn’t matter if the change is something wonderful (like marriage) or difficult (like standing at the starting line of a marathon). Our bodies are beautifully wired by God to respond in certain ways to any situation that alters the status quo. That thumping in your chest? The sweat on your palms? They’re both signals that your body is in a state of high alert. It’s telling you, “What’s happening is important. Focus and fully pay attention.”
We can experience this state of alert as excitement or fear. When we’re excited, it’s easy to keep going with the change. But when it comes across as fear, we begin to question whether we’re doing the right thing after all.