There is good news when it comes to overcoming fear for those who are followers of Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (NIV). God has put in you the power to overcome the fear that may come your way.
Often when we feel “timid” or afraid that may be us trying to do things in our own power. When we rely on the power of God within us it gives us the courage to press on in the face of fear. John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”
Courage is not an absence of fear. It is facing the fear and moving forward. As I wrote about yesterday, the best way to overcome fear is to take action. If you wait until all the fear is gone you may never do anything.
Often times our fear is not even reality. Zig Ziglar defines fear this way, “False Evidence Appearing Real.” The fear we are facing may seem very real at the moment, but typically it is not. It is just us wanting to subconsciously (or maybe even consciously) stay in our comfort zone.
This is what I have discovered about comfort zones…they follow you. If you step out of your comfort zone eventually your comfort zone will follow you and what was once uncomfortable will become comfortable. At that point, it will be time to step out of your comfort zone again.
If you are truly serious about climbing to your God-given potential, then you will have to rely on your God-given “spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.” Face your fears head on. Step out of your comfort zone and live this God-given life to the fullest!
What fears do you need to face?
What comfort zones do you need to step out of to reach your God-given potential?
What is the next step you will take?
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