Fear can be a crippling emotion, keeping you from doing the things that you are perfectly capable of doing. Fear whispers negative thoughts into your head, feeding your insecurities and affirming your doubts. It makes you second guess yourself. It encourages mediocrity for the sake of being comfortable. Honestly speaking, what kind of personal growth will you have if you do not challenge yourself? If you do not push through your fears and silence the voice of fear.
Any situation that I can think of where fear was present, I can truly say I survived. I made it through. Most oftentimes, I had to push myself beyond what I felt was possible and I felt sooo good afterwards at what I accomplished. There have been situations where I’ve felt really afraid to a point where my stomach is feeling uneasy, my hands are shaking, and if I were to open my mouth and speak, the sound that would come out would be an unstable nervous mess. In situations like that I silently repeat to myself over and over again, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I just repeat it again and again until I feel myself become less afraid. It works, but it only works if you truly believe you can do all things through Christ.
So what have you been feeling fear or anxiety about lately?