It’s funny how I wrote this post almost a year ago, and it’s still impactful for me today. And I hope it is for you as well.
This week I have been conquering another fear of mine: that if I’m not working or striving then I’m not providing worth. I’ve bought into the lie that my identity is in what I do, not who I am. I am afraid that if everything I’m working on is stripped away that there will be nothing left. But over the last few days, I’ve been combatting that fear with the truth of who I am in Him.
What are you afraid of? And what’s the lie at the root of that fear? How can you combat that lie with Truth today?
When I say that fear is “funny”, I’m not talking “ha ha” funny, merely commenting that fear is a rather intriguing human phenomenon. Some fears are completely rational like being afraid of snakes or the dark, but where does the fear of long words come from? Or what about the fear of the color yellow? I don’t have an answer to those questions, but if you do, I would sure love to hear it! Possibly more interesting than fears themselves, is how people respond to fear. There are motivational quotes galore all with the goal of helping people to get over their fears and into succeeding in their desired area of life. But until those words take residence within us and push us to action, the words are meaningless.
Conquering your fears is scary.
Most of my actions are decided in light of my overwhelming fear of failure. I’m afraid of failing…
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