Who Else Wants Less Anxiety, Self Doubt, and Fear?

Who Else Wants Less Anxiety, Self Doubt, and Fear?

Now that is an interesting question for this blog isn’t it? This is a motivational blog not a psychological one! So what in the world am I thinking starting the week with a post about Less Anxiety, Self Doubt, and Fear? It all has to do with my weekend.

My weekend was spent at Camp Cedaredge on Grand Mesa attending a spiritual retreat called, Tres Dias, or three days.

Here are a couple photos of the sunset the night before as I was getting gas in preparation to drive there the following day.  It was a breathtaking sunset!

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Sunset filling my car to go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting the Stage

The sunset set the stage for what I already knew would be an amazing experience. And to simply say it was amazing would be a gross understatement!  The best way I can sum it up is to quote one of the spiritual leaders, “God showed up!”  And boy did He!

But in addition to an incredibly uplifting experience, the time together brought something quite unexpected and unsettling to the forefront. It revealed how many woman suffer with anxiety and fear stemming from self doubt. And on many levels. Almost every woman I talked with, no matter what the situation or circumstances, was suffering from questioning  something they did, or said, or thought. Many others were struggling with anxiety, self doubt, and fear over something they thought another woman had said.

It was a sad realization that even where we were, in the midst of an incredible Godly time, we were all doubting ourselves over something.

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Friday afternoon after a brief snowstorm from those clouds!

 Truth Revealed

It was so interesting to hear others voicing what, unfortunately, was also going on inside my head!

These women were leaders in the organization, some were leaders in the church, wives, widows, divorced women young and old, even 20 something fresh young girls without a care in the world.  We were each living out a different set of circumstances, but each one of us was suffering wondering if we did or said something that hurt someone else.

Why? Why do we all struggle with anxiety, self doubt, and fear? Personally, I think it comes from simply living life. The world beats us up time and time again. All of us.

I love Ann Voskamp’s comment in her blog, A Holy Experience, on September 30, 2013,  “It’s either take captive every thought or be taken captive. When you realize life is war, you make prayer a shield, and Christ your general, and the victory is found in grace.”

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Grace

Faith, prayer, and grace. These carry me though each and every day. Faith, prayer, and God’s Grace.

Do you know that FAITH is the opposite of fear?

What do you rely on to carry you beyond anxiety, self doubts, and fear to forge ahead?

Please share your thoughts and any tips you have.  Sharing is healing for you and for other readers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Sabin Boyce October 3, 2013 #

    Oh Kristi, you hit the ball out of the park this time. It is so true that so many woman have anxiety, self doubt and fear. I know in my life experiences I wouldn’t of gotten by without prayer and God by my side. I have fallen away from his guidance. I need to put more trust and faith in him like I use to. Thank you for this blog!!!

    • Kristi Ross October 3, 2013 #

      Thank you Sabin! For both comments! And Yes, I know that video and I LOVE it!! It is one my Author Facebook page and my Pinterest inspiration board! It is wonderful!

      And thank you, thank you, thank you for your support and comments about the blog post! I’m really glad it touched you! That is my goal!

      I think I see more Bible reading and prayer in your future! Love you! Kristi

  2. Sabin Boyce October 3, 2013 #

    Oh one more thing! Here is a video every woman should watch! It is exactly about what you are talking about today. I saw it the other day and it made me feel powerful even though it made me cry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWi5iXnguTU

  3. lou October 3, 2013 #

    Oh my goodness Wonderful! We ALL needed that one! My husband is in love with your blog now too! Thank you for having such a heart for people!

    My tip is do the mirror exercise every day! That is a great strategy to help with self doubt!

    • Kristi Ross October 3, 2013 #

      Hi Lou! I am thrilled to you you back commenting. Hope all went well with your surgery!

      Thank you for your comment. It is nice to get the feed back and let me know if I’m on the right track or if it was a crash and burn! And I am SO Glad you are doing and enjoying the mirror exercises! It’s amazing how something so simple as telling yourself you love yourself can be so powerful. But it is isn’t it?!

      Thank you again for your comments! Keep getting better!

      God Bless,
      Kristi

  4. Lou October 5, 2013 #

    Hi again Kristi. I just can’t get over how powerful this post is! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Kristi Ross October 6, 2013 #

      Thank you Lou! I appreciate your comments so much!
      Kristi

  5. google plus android app June 10, 2014 #

    I’m now not sure the place you are getting your information, but good topic.

    I must spend some time studying more or working out more. Thanks for magnificent info I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

    • Kristi Ross June 10, 2014 #

      Thank you for your comment, it made me think. My first source of information is my own life. The fact I have survived all the odd messes I’ve gotten myself into is an inspiration for a great deal of my writing. and my reference manual for that life, is the Bible, and other Holy works. Thank you, I’m very glad you enjoyed it! And I hope you find other work here you enjoy as well. And I hope you will tell others about my website and share it with your family, friends, and any one else you think might enjoy it! Have a great and Godly day!
      Thank you!, Kristi

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