Overcoming Fear

Have you ever taken a personality test? Have you assessed your spiritual or motivational gifts? 

Darrow Miller, the author of Life Work, writes: “We spend 50 to 75% of our waking hours and 60 to 90% of the years of our lives working. Yet many of us never invest even a fraction of that time exploring the vision that drives our lives and work.”

Passion is a word used in philosophical discussions about emotions. Passion literally means “to suffer.”

Fear may be the greatest obstacle that keeps us from fulfilling our purpose.

Can you recall that moment when you overcame a fear? Like learning to ride a bike, or going out on your first date, like traveling to a foreign country, or standing up to sing a solo or give a speech?

When you did that, your world became bigger. That’s when you fly like an eagle.

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Why do people get inspired by an eagle in flight? Why do we hang portraits of eagles and place them on our coins? Why don’t we do the same with chickens? Because a chicken has too small a world to inspire us. They peck at the ground by their feet. Eagles have perspective.

What is FEAR? I heard this definition: False Expectations Appearing Real. F.E.A.R.

Ultimately FEAR is less about what we know than it is what we do not know. It’s worry.

Worry is a bunch of negative thoughts, images, and emotions that come flooding into the mind. Worry makes you feel powerless. Most worries are about something that doesn’t even exist. 

Isa. 43:1b-2 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,  they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.