40+FAB Blog

Don’t cover your face

I was carrying my 8 month old daughter today and as we interacted, I kept covering my face with a black shirt. Each time I covered my face she would pull off the garment and look at me puzzled as if to say your face is not meant to be covered. I then put the shirt on her face and she also pulled it off and gave me that look of “my face is not meant to be covered either!”

The face is so important because on it we show up a part of who we are, our heart and emotions. In the midst of very trying circumstances we try to cover our face, we hide emotions, put up our best polka face or even the proverbial mask. The true self hides behind these masks to avoid dealing with reality.

One emotion that encourages us to bury our face in the sand is fear. Zig Ziglar said, “FEAR has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.”
You have to ask yourself, ‘Am I allowing my fears to cover my face and lead me to inaction or wrong action?’ The worst thing about fear is that you cannot clearly see what you are doing because it clouds your judgement, your face is covered.

“Fear is not real. It is the product of thoughts you create. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice” – Unknown.
At this time we need a clear view and a brave face to navigate through the season successfully. Focus on your thoughts, challenge them and speak boldness and courage into your heart.

No matter how bad it may seem, you have more chances of escaping from danger if you don’t cover your face.