Fear:

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It’s interesting that one day apart my good friend and my husband pose the same question to me. What would it look like if I lived my life without fear? Whoa, Ummm man to be honest I couldn’t even answer that question. Of course, it would look great right? I don’t know. I feel like fear has kept me from doing some stupid things. But what if I was supposed to walk away from that friendship, relationship, or job but didn’t do it because of fear? What if I don’t know what that really looks like? Living my life without fear? In some ways, I do feel like I’m living my life without fear, but other ways I’m not. I think fear holds me back from telling people how I really feel about them. I think fear holds me back from not being okay in certain situations. Fear is something that we all deal with in life. I get scared when I blog because of what people may say. I’m scared to finish my book. But at some point in my life, I need to be set free from fear. So what would my life look like if I lived without fear? Well, I think it would be pretty awesome. But I’m not there yet. This is going to take some time and work on my end. Do you live without fear?

10 thoughts on “Fear:

  1. Interesting thoughts. I think many people look at fear as this all consuming negative emotion but fear and anxiety play crucial roles in our lives. I agree we give them too much power but a life without fear isn’t something I would want. Anxiety let’s me know what I care about. Fear tries to keep me alive. They are simply trying to steer me in the right direction. I think the trick is to make friends with fear. Not to fear fear. Not to fear anxiety. I really don’t believe trying to be without it is the right approach. I heard a quote given by someone who use to suffer from anxiety who said, “They’re are only two types of people who don’t feel anxiety – the dead and psychopaths.” Love and accept all your emotions as they are then you’ll see they are trying to help.

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  2. Nice post. I have dealt with fear in various areas of my life. I’ve studied the various forms of fear in the bible and I’ve come to understand the need for “healthy fear” – that which protects us and warns us of danger or when something isn’t right or, even, when something is on the horizon that we need to prepare to face. But then, there is the “enslaving fear” – that fear that takes hold of your mind & thoughts & interjects itself into those things where we are meant to soar and be our best “self.” I fight with that one, sometimes in my writing, as you do. But I’ve learned to examine the fear to see what kind it is, and then move accordingly. Hence, I brought my first solo home as a single woman last year. The thought of living in a HOUSE ALONE took my anxiety to great heights but buying my first house was a blessing that fear was trying to hinder. Needless to say, after my talk with Jesus, I’ve been enjoying my home and that fear has been bagged. Great blog!!

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