“I quit!” It’s not that I ever truly said those words out loud, but they were most certainly the end result of what fear of failure was doing to me. I quit everything! I was so afraid of failing that I would end up quitting before I could actually fail at something. After all, then …
Fear and Anxiety
Christian women (and men) are not immune to fear and anxiety.
We all have been blessed with a healthy sense of fear. It is what helps us survive. We can sense a situation that is dangerous and our adrenaline kicks in and it is fight or flight.
Whether Christian or not, we all experience fear at times. The problem isn’t so much fear but what kinds of fear we allow to come into our lives.
Some of us struggle with fear of failure, fear of not being accepted, fear of stepping out and doing something you may feel called to do.
The enemy can use fear to stop you from stepping out into what God has for you. He takes what is good (a healthy fear) and twists it until we experience fear on a deep level that can seem debilitating.
But God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
We as believers can fall into fear just as easily as anyone else but we know the God who can take away our fear.
These posts will talk about fear and living with anxiety, which is a whole separate topic, and how the Word can help us live a life where we are not in bonds to them.
For example, there is a post on how to survive the holidays when you have anxiety!
The holidays are stressful for anyone, but it can be totally overwhelming for someone with anxiety! Believe me, I know this first-hand!
So Christian, if you suffer with fear or if you have anxiety, you are not alone!
The holidays are almost upon us again and so is the stress that inevitably comes with them! Are you a person with anxiety who, every year, thinks “How am I going to survive the holidays…again??” I am with you!! Holidays can be tough on anyone! But when you have anxiety, it can be mentally devastating. …
It was 3am and I woke up with my heart pounding. A feeling that I can only describe as terror flooded over me. But I wasn’t fearing anything. I wasn’t under stress. I wasn’t going through any problems. There wasn’t even any unhappiness about anything. Panic! I was having a nocturnal panic attack for no …