Whether it’s letting go of a difficult client, fear of making a mistake with your first client, putting yourself out there through blogging or Facebook Live, or even phone phobia, whatever it is that you’re afraid of, just know that fear is a universal emotion and you are not alone!
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Ever since I saw these three words on the wall in the office at my son’s school, they have stuck with me. Do it afraid. How many opportunities are waiting for us on the other side of fear?
I have been pondering the fact that some things in life just have to be done regardless of how I feel, and it’s something I try to teach my son as well. Adulthood, anyone? Doing what you really don’t want to do because it needs to be done is a sure sign of maturity, and one that I have seen modeled very well in people who don’t dwell on what can go wrong or figure out ways to avoid confrontation, but instead they do. They take action. Personally? I’ve got a long way to go.
If you’re not interested in Christian resources, you can skip this part. But I have two excellent book recommendations that tie in very well with the topic of fear and anxiety. The first is You Aren’t Worthless which has been free on Kindle for a while. The second is Beth Moore’s So Long Insecurity.
Another resource that addresses confidence in your calling (specifically for writers, but could apply to all of us) is a COMPEL training video from Proverbs 31 Ministries. You can find the video here: The Confidence A Calling Requires 2017
Whatever challenge you’re meeting today in parenting, business, relationships, physical health, keep moving forward. What’s important is progress, not perfection! Let’s do it afraid.
God tells us over and over again not to fear. Here are 10 Bible verses that turn my focus from fear to faith.