A dear friend of mine, Amber, lives by the motto "Do It Afraid." These 3 words are enough to give the devil and his minions a run for their money. We often allow fear to paralyze us from moving forward and seeing our lives as God does. Whole. Inspiring. Brave.
What does it mean for you to be fearless? Is being fearless the absence of fear? Or is being fearless doing whatever "it" is while you are hesitant or afraid. I recently took a huge leap of faith and when I jumped in I was scared out of my mind. An opportunity that I'd prayed and fasted for over a period of years... dare I say the last decade, presented itself. I cried, tried to find a way out of it, and reasoned that it wasn't the blessing it appeared to be. Nevertheless, I moved forward and kept my eyes on Jesus. I don't regret it. Three loaded but simple guidelines to follow when afraid are
1. Stop and Ask God for help!
2. Meditate on God's promises. The Bible is a weapon against the enemy and a balm for our souls (Read Isaiah 44:1-2; James 1:2-4; Joshua 1:9; Psalms 121:1-2; Ephesians 6:10-12;)
3. Listen and keep an eye out for God and His answer to your prayer for help. Expect God to show up in an amazing way! Every single day is loaded with opportunity to encounter God more profoundly than the last.
I hope that you're encouraged and that today is more amazing than yesterday!
Be Inspired Again!