One of my happenstance art pieces. He's my little Monster.
It is easy to become the monster we fear the most. We can easily fear things into reality. Fear kills more dreams then Failure ever will! The fears we don't face become our limits. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right. Fear is a product of the thoughts of our minds. It's not actually real. Danger is real, but fear is a choice. Don't let the fear of what could happen withhold you from necessary actions. Don't let fear paralyze you. The scariest paths often lead you to the most exciting places. Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you. Don't ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibly. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn't. Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities. Fear holds you back from finding your potential. Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Submit yourself to the leading of the Holy Spirit and he will guide your steps. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
✨We are born with only two fears- the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All the other fears develop as we age- and we choose which ones to hold on to and which to let go.
Do you have any fears preventing you from exploring your curiosity, from creating, or from living a life you really want to be living? How about a fear that keeps you in your comfort zone and limits you from your potential? Any fears that are just wasting energy in your mind?
Yea, me too. Fears are real. And if we don't recognize and deal with them--- we live a life based on fear.
It's not always easy to just "let them go".... but from experience... I know it's possible. And the feeling when you choose to become stronger than the fear... it's magic.
With consistent practice (sometimes only 30 seconds at a time) we become stronger than the fear. And it's in those intentional moments of facing the fear we out grow it and let it go from holding us back.
What would your life look like if you didn't have that fear. Can you imagine it? Can you commit to thirty seconds of stepping out of your comfort zone?
Happy Friday friends.... make some magic today. ✨
In Zürich, Switzerland, 11-foot-tall snowman (Böögg) stuffed with straw, cotton helps predict the spring!
The belief is that the sooner the head explodes, the closer the towns people are to spring.
The zany tradition is part of sechselauten, an annual spring festival that dates back to the 16th century.
The Böögg didn’t start out as a snowman, but was a disguised puppet. In German, Böögg roughly translates to ‘bogeyman’ and is a word you use to describe wearing a disguise, like you would when going to a carnival. But over the years the Böögg changed into a snowman, and symbolizes the banishment of Old Man Winter.
“To #You , O #LORD , I lift up my #soul . O my #God , I #trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my #enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be #ashamed ; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. #Show me Your ways, O LORD; #Teach me Your paths. #Lead#me in Your #truth and teach me, For You are the God of #my#salvation ; On You I #wait#all the #day . Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, For they are from of #old . Do not remember the #sins of my #youth , nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD. #Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He teaches #sinners in the way. The #humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the LORD are #mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For Your name’s sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is #great . Who is the #man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in #prosperity , And his descendants shall inherit the #earth . The #secret of the LORD is with those who #fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.” Psalms 25:1-14 NKJV
When God is there
There is nothing to fear.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord , That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord , And to inquire in His temple.
Psalms 27:1-4 NKJV
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It's another Fearless Friday!
There are so many messsges on fear in the Bible. This week @sarahekoontz shared in her bible study #worthyofthecalling that if something is repeated we should listen. I refer to multiple verses when working on fears. Another of my favorite verses on fear is #isaiah 54:4 "Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
Knowing Jesus is on your side today and you will not be shamed and humiliated and your past is behind you, what will you do differently? Step out in #faith today and have a blessed #fearlessfriday#blessedwoman#fear#courage