Here I go ~ I am going to fly my Lord of the Rings (LOTR) freak flag high, again, brace yourself. Mount Doom ~ it's an ominous, scary place that reeks of fear. I could cower, shield my eyes, look away ~ but that's not me ~ I'm headed toward the very place that others run from.
Getting there is hard ~ the air is oppressive ~ it's going to get very uncomfortable during my journey ~ but it's a means to an end. My brain tail is broken ~ the longer I hold onto it the worse I feel. I want to throw it into the fire ~ be rid of it! This is my journey to take ~ my burden to bear. It feels like I am moving at a snails pace just getting there ~ but I am still in motion ~ still standing ~ still breathing.
Frodo: "I cannot do this alone."
[Galadriel turns back.]
Galadriel: "You are a Ring bearer, Frodo. To bear a Ring of power is to be alone."
[Galadriel lifts her hand up. A ring adorns her finger.]
Galadriel: "This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its Keeper. This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will."
Frodo: "Then I know what I must do. It's just… I'm afraid to do it."
[Galadriel bends down to meet him at eye level.]
Galadriel: "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."
Psalm 27:1 [ Of David. ] The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 112:7 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.