What can we do to overcome FEAR?

Overcoming fear - Kristi Ross

Fear

Being a single mom, living on a ranch, I experience fear. Frequently. I have no choice but to feel the fear and do it anyway. But what can we do to overcome fear all together?

In Fearlessness is not the same as the absence of fear, Seth Godin says, “When we deny our fear, we make it stronger.”  And this comment rings true as well, “The fearless person is well aware of the fear she faces. That fear, though, becomes a compass, not a barrier. It becomes a way to know what to do next.”

When we acknowledge our fear it strips fear of its power.

One of my favorite sayings that I live by is “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

Mr. Godin goes on to say, “Life without fear doesn’t last very long–you’ll be run over by a bus (or a boss) before you know it. The fearless person, on the other hand, sees the world as it is (fear included) and then makes smart (and brave) decisions.”

Pretty good, wouldn’t you say?  What do YOU think?

This brings me to where I often go.  Do you think Jesus was afraid as He prayed the night before He was betrayed? He knew what was required of Him.  He knew He was going to die. And how.  Could you imagine the fear and anguish He endured?

For you and me He felt the fear and did it anyway.

Overcoming fear - Kristi Ross

Are you afraid of anything?  Do you trust me enough yet to acknowledge it so we can talk about it and take the power of that fear away? Have you ever felt the fear and did it anyway?

God Bless!

Comments

  1. Jane S July 26, 2013 #

    This really touched me! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. God Bless you and your writing!

    • Kristi Ross July 30, 2013 #

      Hi again Jane! Thank YOU for sharing! The only way I know I’m on the right track is through comments like yours!

  2. Lou July 30, 2013 #

    Hi again, yes, I have many fears. But the worst is that my life really won’t matter after I’m gone. I’m just a normal person. I work my job, take care of my family, and am just plain me. No one other than my kids will even remember me after I’m gone. That is very sad to me. I guess I’m more sad than afraid. But either way it’s not good. Sorry about that but you asked so there you have it.

    • Kristi Ross July 30, 2013 #

      Hi Lou! I really appreciate your comments – they are very powerful! Lou, we are all just normal people. We work, take care of our families, and are just us. But in reality, that is exactly what we are supposed to be and do! You are making a legacy with your children. Now that mine is grown I can honestly say that she is, and always will be, my greatest accomplishment! Family, loved ones, dear friends – that is where we live. Not great deeds, even though we would all like to have done something great. But really, those we touch with love are our true legacy. I hope that encourages and strengthens you. God bless!

  3. Amy C July 31, 2013 #

    Good morning my little friend,
    Waking up to your thoughts was a great beginning for my day! Thank you for sharing the ‘Love of Christ’ in your life. Fear is a real emotion that God can dissolve; maybe to share scripture to your readers will help them know He is the power source.

    • Kristi Ross July 31, 2013 #

      Thank you Amy! Your comment really touched me! And you are so right that God can dissolve our fears. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It is through His strength I have had the courage to do this very project! Without Him there would be no website, no blog, no books, nothing. I am to weak and scared, but with Him leading the way I am doing it – for Him!

  4. Trish August 5, 2013 #

    Many fears over many years but there is something freeing knowing when we acknowledge the fear, it can be dealt with and put to death.

    • Kristi Ross August 5, 2013 #

      Yes it is isn’t it? I love it that we can take the power out of fear by simply acknowledging it. Thank you for your comments and for getting me with your Mom and Dad! They are such wonderful people! I am honored to have them in my life!

  5. Joseph August 9, 2013 #

    This was so powerful that it hits home.
    Thank You for your Words of Wisdom.
    You made someone Happy and for that Im Thankful to You.
    May God Bless you in a Special Way.
    This website of yours is hitting it big now and this is just a Reminder how
    many people needs the Lords Word.
    God Bless You Kriisti.
    Looking forward to more of these Enrichment Stories.

    • Kristi Ross August 9, 2013 #

      Thank you Joseph! I appreciate your comments and kind words of encouragement. I am thrilled the Lord is getting the site out to new people every day. But that is because of people like you that are sharing links to the website on Facebook and emails to their family and friends. Thank you so much! I look forward to visiting with you on more posts!
      God Bless!

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