ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY- Some Truth to Know About Fear #4
Did you have any experiences today that made you stop and say, “I’m afraid of that situation”?
First, I wanted to review our first three truths. 1) Fear is simply an emotion that will continue to be a part of us. It is not meant to be eliminated but conquered through courage. 2) We are not the only ones who have feelings of fear or feel alone. Everyone does but shows it in different ways. 3) We can take power over our fears by slowly (and safely) moving on the area of our fear with wisdom or walking in similar environments
Recently, I was speaking with who was going through a period of depression. During that conversation, understandably, the person brought up many fears they were having in trying again and getting up for fear they would again be rejected and abandoned. Man, I could really relate to that fear of not wanting to go through the type of pain or situation we have just come out of. In dealing with our fears is very similar to that commercial that encourages people who have arthritis to begin to move and exercise. The last thing that a person who is hurting, especially in their joints, wants to do is move because it will cause more pain. However, the reason why it is so important for that person to move and exercise anyway is because of the relieve and less pain they will experience after moving. They have to go through the initial pain in order to get to the relief and ease of movement in the joints.
Truth #3: The only way to feel better about yourself and move past the fears is to get up and begin moving and taking one step through it! With each little step you take into unknown territory, a pattern of strength develops. You begin feeling stronger and stronger and stronger
The key is not to move without fear. The key is to move forward in courage in spite of our fears. You can do this!
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