I’m often plagued by fear, lack of confidence, and self doubt.

In fact, today was one of those days. Sometimes I feel like I’m running in circles. Like no matter how hard I work or what I do, I can’t gain traction in my health, my life, my business… and then doubt creeps in and whisper’s I’m a failure.

On the other hand, lately I’ve been moving more into my faith. I don’t mean to get religious on y’all (but it is my blog SOOOO) but sometimes, crazy things happen, and I just need to share…

 

After a small bout of hyperventilation and overthinking about my life, I sat on my patio this afternoon and flipped open my bible. I landed on 2 Timothy, and the first random verse I read:

 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7

 

Divine intervention much?

You and I were not created for mediocrity. We are meant to do bold, amazing things. We’re not supposed to live in fear, in the shadows of doubt, going about our usual soul-sucking routines that leave our confidence in the dust.

Your spirit, whether you believe it’s God given or not, wants to thrive. We daydream about the way we wish our lives could be, yet fear stops us from taking action. But that’s not the way we’re intended to live.

 

We’re intended to be powerful. To exhibit love. To use our brains along side our hearts to make this world a better place.

 

Fear is crippling. We like to stay in our safe little bubbles, because we like to know what’s going to happen tomorrow and what to expect. But there’s always that tiny little voice that wonders, “what if?” Unfortunately, fear shushes that voice faster than you can even acknowledge it.

 

This is your invitation to be bold. To claim your power and to live with love.

 

Whether that’s beginning to search for a new career, having a sit-down talk with your significant other, putting away the first $100 towards a month of world-travel, or investing in your health…. Take the step you’ve been afraid to take. Just simply do it.

 

Your spirit is not fear. Do not let it control you.

 

The hardest step is that first one. But, once you take it, each step is easier and easier.

 

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