Job 4:14 - Fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake.
Fear Factor. Do you remember that show? Each week new participants would face their worst fear. From sitting in a bathtub of bugs to standing on top of a tall building the show filmed the participant in the face of their extreme fear. So what was the reason behind the show? It was thought that once you faced your fear you would no longer be held captive by it.
Can that be applied to our everyday life as well, but not in such extreme measures? I believe it can.
What are you afraid of?
A certain amount of fear is healthy for our physical protection like being aware of threats around you. A healthy fear can be a fear of:
A healthy fear is indeed good for us, but how do we let go of our fear of things that we don’t need to be afraid of and walk in freedom instead? Find some ideas from the article, “Five Things We Can Learn from Facing Fears,” on lifehack.org.
Now that you know ways to help disperse your fears, go ahead and take the chance. You may be surprised at just how freeing it can be. Then fear won’t leave you trembling and your bones shaking. Trust yourself and trust God to help you follow through and seize the day instead of letting your fears seize you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.