One of the biggest things I see holding people back is FEAR.

  • Fear of failure.
  • Fear of the unknown.
  • Fear of being uncomfortable
  • Fear of change.
  • Fear of looking stupid.

It’s no wonder we have fear when we look at the media and all the “crisis” situations and negative news out there.

Have you heard the acronym for fear?

False
Evidence
Appearing
Real

Things we fear almost never come true and if they do, it is never as bad as we made them out to be.

I have talked about being mentally tough and pushing through.

Sometimes that is easier said than done.

Fear will try to set a trap and keep you stuck and repeating the same patterns over and over that lead you nowhere.

Most people do not want to stay where they are at but, that friggin fear keeps them there.

So how do we break through fear?

The answer is another word that begins with F:  Faith.

I love the passage in Romans 8:3:  “If God is for us, who can be against us.”

Many times we do not realize the ability we have to do great things.

I believe we all have the potential for greatness.  We were not made to “play small” in life.

Too often we run from our fears only to stay stuck in a place we are not content.  We settle because of fear.

I’ll tell you I have done some scary things but on the other side, there is nothing more exhilarating then facing down a fear and kicking it’s butt.

So maybe you are stuck somewhere in your life and afraid to change something for one of the reasons I mentioned at the top of this email.

Here are 4 questions to ask yourself.

  • What are the positive things about facing this fear or making a change?
  • What are the negative things with facing the fear or changing?
  • What are the positives about not facing the fear or not changing?
  • What are the negatives about not changing or facing the fear?

If these questions are answered honestly, they will give you great perspective on what you need to do next.

Will it be easy? No. But I promise if you take on your fears and move forward, you will not regret it.

Romans 8:37 says “We are more than conquerors in Christ.”

This is who we really are!  One final thought is to find people who have your back and will be there to face that fear with you.

Ecclesiates 4:12 says:  “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.  Three are even better, for a triple braided cord is not easily broken.”

So let’s get out there in 2019 and CONQUER NOT COWER!

We are on your team!  Let’s push forward together!

Dedicating to helping you kick your fear’s butt!

Erik Peacock
Puravida Fitness