Quit letting fear get in the way of living a more joyful and purposeful life.
Truth be told, this topic isn’t new but it’s still a much needed lesson because even though most of us know not to give in to fear, it still manages to creep up on us and have it’s way in the most devastating of ways.
Fear is an emotion we all feel and that’s okay because it can act as a signal to back off from certain people or situations that are dangerous but what is not okay is when we LIVE in fear, as in set up shop there.
It stops us when we should be moving forward.
It’s the reason we procrastinate or hide.
What could be more paralyzing?
Don’t get me wrong, facing our fears can be pretty difficult but if were going g to be honest here, the reason why we refuse to take the bull by the horns is not always because it’s difficult but because it’s uncomfortable. There’s just something comforting about not confronting, but the down side is that it’s so self limiting.
Looking Unto Jesus The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith…..Hebrews 12 : 2
Peter achieved an amazing feat when he actually walked on water, but that was only because he fixed his gaze on Jesus. As soon as Peter shifted his focus to the billowing wind and stormy sea, he started to drown but thank God he didn’t because Jesus quickly reached out and saved him. We are bombarded daily with news or situations that attempt to shift our focus here and there but the question is, Are you going to hold on to faith and stay afloat or sink with fear?
When I Am Afraid, I Will Put My Trust In You. Psalm 56 : 3
If you don’t want to go through life running and hiding and then regretting that you hid and ran, then you will need to be courageous. Sometimes you will never know what’s around the corner until you make that turn. Courage is going ahead to get the job done even when you feel scared or uncertain. As you take steps of faith, fear retreats.
The LORD Himself Goes Before You And Will Be With You; He Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You. Do Not Be Afraid; Do Not Be Discouraged. Deuteronomy 31 : 8
Here lies the key to victory over fear – The consciousness that God is with you always. There’s something so reassuring about the abiding presence of God. David put it this way; ” Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me “. He courageously confronted and defeated Goliath because he knew who he was and whose he was. I’m yet to find anyone who adopted David’s formula and failed. Put your confidence in God because He’s with you every step of the way. Everyone and everything may fail but His saving grace is unfailing.
DO THIS: Take Daily steps Of Faith And Watch Fear Retreat.