There are tons of verses in the Bible that talk about Fear.
Specifically, Isaiah 41:10 reads… “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
How many of us live our day-to-day lives anxious about not only big life decisions, but also little things? Are you worried about anything and everything from paying your bills to being anxious about medical procedures? Maybe it's something like being afraid of what people are going to think of you? Maybe it's being afraid of going “LIVE” on Facebook? Are you in a transitional phase of life? Trying to decide what next step you need to take? Are you going to take a huge, scary step and decide to start a new career?
Decisions can be hard and a source of great stress for many of us.
This sign was part of a presentation by Chalk Couture's CEO at our Leadership weekend in Salt Lake City. As Kristine spoke, this sign specifically spoke to me. To be completely honest, it brought literal tears to my eyes. Only 5 words, but powerful if we put them into practice.
So many of us are not living to our full potential because of this 4 lettered word… FEAR. Fear is often paralyzing and can prevent you from thriving and being your confident, successful self.
Here are a few things that can help you overcome fear.
- Quit worrying about what everyone else thinks of you. Be YOU! You are uniquely and wonderfully made.
- Know that we all get embarrassed. Sure it can be disconcerting for people to witness our hot mess selves, but it can also be freeing. When you make make a mistake, look silly, or fumble around don't get embarrassed. Know that other people will see you as relatable. They will see you as a real person with similar struggles they may be going through.
- Let go of the fear of failure. We all make mistakes. Accept this fact and know that failure is part of the journey to success. Don't give up too soon!
I don't know about you, but I decided to live my life FEARLESSLY because #1) I know that God is in control of my life and HE is right there with me every step of the way and #2) I am sick and tired of letting fear of the unknown hold me back from reaching my full potential.
Yes, this is something I will have to actively practice, but I KNOW that by actively practicing this I will see personal growth and success like I've never seen before.
What about you? What steps are you going to take to “Start Living Your Life Fearlessly?”