2 Timothy 1:7 – God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Stop, close your eyes, and think about something you’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Now ask yourself … “what’s standing in the way of it”. Sometimes fear is the only thing standing in the way of our blessings!
A few years ago, I was stuck at a job I hated. I wanted to leave, I dreamed of leaving, but fear kept me there. “What if I leave and regret it?”, “What if I fail?”. And to be honest, I was quite comfortable there. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”… right? WRONG! It took them letting me go, for me to finally pursue some of the things God placed in my heart.
Do you get stressed at just the thought of what the future holds? If so, It’s time to stop listening to your fears and start speaking your blessings into existence!
Here are 5 Ways to Start Overcoming Fear, Right Now!
Before you can move beyond your fear, you have to get to the root of your fear. What do you stand to gain by trying? Now ask yourself What will you gain by not trying at all? Hmmmm…
Read Your Bible
I don’t know about you, but reading my bible sure puts things in perspective for me. Subscribing to daily devotionals can be a great help as well. Sometimes a fear of being alone is a sign of placing too much of your love in him and not enough in HIM!
Keep a Journal
Jotting your fears down on paper is important, because trying to think them through doesn’t always work. You get caught in endless loops of negativity that only lead you further away from a solution, making your life miserable.
Do you have a fear of failure? A good life coach can help you examine what you truly want from life, and where your fears are coming from. I’ve spoken to a few in my life and while it can be scary, it’s very helpful in getting clear about what you want and what’s stopping you.
There’s nothing like the calmness that comes over me after I’ve just prayed. Before you talk to anyone else about your fears, talk to the one who can actually do something about it. But don’t just talk, Listen! If you listen to God’s voice in everything you do, you won’t have time to listen to fear!
Are you ready to quit allowing fear to control your life? By reading this article, you’ve already taken the first step, and you’ve put the wheels in motion.
The next step is taking action and using the tips above.