It can be the most frustrating experience one could ever face within their life's journey. And while there's a difference between healthy versus irrational fear, it is still at it's core False Evidence Appearing to be Real!
The very definition of Fear according to google states, it is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The very definition in itself would evoke a sense of paralysis in one's mental or even physical state. And because of the world we live in today, it seems that Fear is best used to manipulate and/or control our everyday behavior.
For the first half of this year, I lived in this state. It was hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel. But some where along the way, I started to call Fear's bluff.
I got tired of thinking that things would never change or that life is just one grind or struggle after another. Somewhere deep inside, I knew that life wasn't meant to be lived only in the confines of our homes or even worse just within the comfort zone of the familiar. Life was meant to be lived boldly and fully!
Within the year, I took on the spirit of my favorite television innovator Shonda Rhimes. Instead of The Year of Yes, I took on the spirit of Why the Hell Not!
Everything I wanted to do or was inspired to do, I thought to myself what's the worst that could happen? You see, when you decide to stand up to Fear you begin to realize the smokes screens it actually projects.
I like to think of Fear as transferable energy. It is usually past down from one generation to another or person to person, crippling individuals everywhere while taking out a few innocent causalities along the way.
The Devil is a LIE!
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Outside of God, one of the contributing reasons why I was able to come out on top in 2016 was because I made the choice to tell Fear to go back to Hell from where it came! And because Fear doesn't fight fair nor does it stand down from a good challenge, I had to give it the fight of my life!
I cheated the atmosphere by having supportive and prayer warrior friends around me. I acknowledged the positive and negative in every situation and forced myself to heavily lean on the positive. I trained my mind to believe that even if I made mistakes along the way that they wouldn't kill me in the process. I allowed my support system to pour into me when I needed them too. I spoke life into dead situations. And lastly, I remembered that God's hand was always on me!
We only get one chance at life and I refuse to live it fearfully
of what may or may not happen...
What are those fears in your life that have been weighing on you for days, months or maybe even years? Aren't you tired of carrying that load? Don't you want to confront it once and for all so that it doesn't negatively affect your life anymore?
Fear doesn't limit itself to just people or things. Fear can attach itself to just about any aspect in our lives. But the key to winning the battle over Fear is that you must be willing to confront it in the present in order to change it in the future. Remember, you cannot change what you refuse to confront!