Hello, my loves!
Today’s post is a bit personal, but I aimed to just shed my thoughts and encouragement on how to cope and elevate when dealing with fear. We normally associate fear with darkness, for the mere fact that it is something that we do not welcome in our lives, however, did you know it can harbor a permanent place within your life if you don’t make a change now?
Fear is something that can make you or break you.
Hear me out,
That vulnerable thing you want to do keeps pressing your mind every day, but you keep ignoring it.
You question yourself because you’re uncertain.
You second guess yourself because your confidence is running on zero.
Add a cup of fear to that equation and what do you get?
A person who never take risks, try new things, do the impossible, elevates, but stay stagnant and the list goes on…
I have been there.
I’ve allowed fear to take a permanent place in my life.
I’ve given up before even trying and allowed the opinions of others to cloud my judgment.
I fed my soul negativity before quenching my thirst with positivity.
There’s something about rejection that has always made me fearful of going for it.
I never like to hear “no” or “sorry you didn’t get this”.
It’s crazy when I think about it because when I look back at all the “No’s” I’ve received in my life, it has all led up to my current YES situation.
Since I’m being totally transparent, I remember back in 2016 while in college looking for a job, I that Zara was hiring. In my mind then, I never thought of working at Zara simply because I thought then it was “high end” lol. So immediately I fed myself that negative thought. However, I still decided to go for it so I applied. I didn’t tell a soul (maybe just my boyfriend), went for the interview, and got a call that evening asking me to come in to fill out the paperwork. Just like that. I can’t make this up. To be honest, I was in such awe. The fear of putting myself out there, God crushed it by proving ME wrong. And I have so much more similar experiences like this.
Fear can eat you up and spit you out, then repeat.
It allows you to be surface level vs sky high.
It confuses your mind and fluctuates your thoughts.
If we make fear feel at home within us, it will stay permanently.
Don’t allow that.
In order to make fear a thing of the past, here are some tips:
- Pray. Build on your relationship with God. The stronger your relationship with God is, the better you get with handling situations where you might feel unsuitable for a role or aghast in an opportunity. God is bigger than your fears and he is MORE THAN ABLE to take them away, once you’re willing to let go and trust Him.
- Practice using positive affirmations. As simple as this is to do, for many people it’s tough. Not everyone can encourage themselves or be positive in situations that make them cringe inside. However, with great practice you can become perfect and affirming yourself will be easy peasy! Positive affirmations hold so much power, more than we realize. Think about how much stronger you will be when a negative thought comes into your mind. That’s the power we have within us.
- Put on a brave face and push through it. The amount of times I did this is unattainable to even count! Sometimes you have to just do it. PERIOD.
- Create and build your own personal support system. That may include your closest friends and family, anyone you can clearly see is going places, positive, open to hearing your thoughts and most importantly, has a love for God.
Bible scripture: Psalm 23:4- “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
I do hope that this post gave you some help, guidance or motivation to push through and block out fear. It’ll take time, but good things come to those who wait and work diligently.
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Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.