There’s that four letter word…no, not the other four letter word you’re thinking about. Or that other, other four letter word… I’m talking about that four letter word….ok, not that one either! (Let’s keep it PG here). I’m talking about, fear.
So what is fear? Webster’s dictionary describers fear as ‘an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat’. Ugh. Sounds pretty dreadful, doesn’t it?
Nobody likes to be fearful, yet it is something that we all experience. Think about a time you were in fear of something. Maybe it was a test, asking someone out, starting a new task or job, or moving to a new place. Fear can come from many different angles.
But here is the thing I want to tell you about fear. You can overcome it! In our definition of fear, I want to point out one key word: emotion. An emotion is a feeling that can be changed, or its something that is temporary. Though fear may try to creep in, we cannot let it get the best of us. As with any emotion, we can control it, or be controlled by it. Don’t let fear control you.
When fear begins to enter into your mind, you need to shift your thinking. Pause, take a second, take a deep breath, gather yourself and bring yourself to a state of calmness.
Then tell fear to get the heck up out the way! You have to let fear know that it doesn’t control you. You have to tell fear that it doesn’t have the power over you. In order for you to be great, to reach your destination, accomplish that task, ace that test, you cannot let fear hold you back. Because on the other side of fear is everything that you are hoping for. That dream you are trying to accomplish, that promotion you seek, that hurdle you’ve been trying to hop. Now is your time to grab it. But you have to tell fear to get out the way, and then grab it!
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m not fearing anything but the Man upstairs!
So tell fear, begone!!
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