Apprehension according to Dictionary.com is anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil. If you live your life with apprehension you are not really living. If perfection is your aim, you will never hit the bullseye. As perfection is of God, making it a spiritual component of life, apprehension is not compatible as it is a component of fear or not God. When one spends sufficient time in the practice of prayer and meditation, one finds faith and confidence, which dissolves apprehension.
If we are performing with any level of apprehension, we cannot compete with people who are moving with faith and confidence. Apprehension, by its nature, slows us down and makes us susceptible to all the traps that fear creates. One can find a degree of confidence in many ways including experience and great support, but nothing is better in building confidence than a spiritual connection with God. We were made in God’s image and likeness so the more perfect we visualize God the more perfection we are capable of.
I have heard people say that a certain amount of fear is good. I cannot agree with this statement. Although a certain amount of apprehension is normal to the human condition it is not acceptable. The more fearless you make your life the more you will achieve. Although I know that I will suffer apprehension on occasion, it will never be acceptable for me. I am constantly trying to improve my confidence with continued personal inventories and constant prayer and meditation to get the insight only faith can deliver. If you want to know where to find your apprehension remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.