What are you afraid of?

And what's holding you back?

It seems that so many people are afraid of being labeled as a prepper. At least in my social circle. It's like they know that they should do something to make sure they and their family are taken care of should an emergency arise, but are too afraid to take the step and actually do something about it.

Are they afraid of admitting that our world is not perfect and full of rainbows and unicorns like they thought it was? Are they afraid that if they acknowledge the fact that something bad could happen to disrupt their perfect world that it may cause it to actually happen? Or are they just afraid of what others may think of them? I'm pretty certain it is more likely the latter than the former. At least that was what I experienced.

When the idea of prepping first came to me my mind was bombarded with questions such as, "what will my family think?", "what will my friends think?" "will they all think I'm crazy?". I'm pretty sure that most preppers have gone through this battle of the mind at one time or another. I know I struggled with it close to a year before I made the decision. And I'm not the type of person who often fears what others think of me. I'm not exactly a people pleaser or a crowd follower.

Then one day it hit me. Deep down in my soul. What if all those promptings in my spirit were actual warnings that something was going to happen that I and my family needed to be prepared for? What if it was The Holy Spirit actually prompting me? I really needed to pray about that. And I did.

Shortly after that prayer, the idea of needing to be prepared for something that could happen was brought up in a conversation with my daughter. She admitted that she had been struggling with those same thoughts. And we decided that maybe we did need to act on it and do what we could to be prepared. Prepare for the likelihood that something actually could happen that would cause chaos and reek havoc in our country.