At the beginning of the year, I had the opportunity to share as one of four guest speakers for a Tele-Event entitled “New Year New You 2014.” My topic was about how to live in and on purpose. As I prepared for the call, I asked God what He would have me to share with the women on the call and He gave me three points, the first of which was DO IT AFRAID. I will share the other two in the weeks to come.
I received such awesome feedback that I figured I would share with you in more detail what I shared on the call to help you jumpstart 2014 so you can start living in and on purpose.
When we talk about doing it afraid, it means feel the fear and do it anyway. So many times we let fear be the very thing that keeps us from the greatness that is waiting for us. I am here to tell you to STOP IT! It is time for you to start doing it afraid.
DO NOT let fear be the only factor that determines your decisions. Do not let fear be the deciding factor for how you pursue purpose. Remember that What You Feed Expands. So my question to you is what are you feeding? Your faith? Or your fear?
If you are feeding your fear, it will continue to expand, but if you are feeding your faith, then that is what will expand. I believe that we have to get to a place where we intentionally minimize those things that would cause our fear to grow even if that means doing it afraid. The more you press through fear in to faith and action, the less of an impact it has on you.
There is an infographic I’ve seen numerous times that says “the phrase ‘DO NOT BE AFRAID’ is written in the bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live everyday being fearless.”
If Do Not Be Afraid is listed in the bible 365 times, then that is a hint that maybe, just maybe, you need to start focusing less on your fears and more on what God instructs you to do and that is to NOT BE AFRAID. Now let’s be realistic here, even I get afraid. Shoot we all get afraid. I get nervous. I over think things. I even sometimes try to talk myself out of doing certain things until I hear that still small voice tell me DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT… JUST DO IT. That’s when in spite of my fears, my insecurities, my doubts or whatever else I may be feeling or thinking, I do what I’ve been instructed to do.
Is it always easy to do it afraid? NO. Will you second guess yourself, while doing it afraid? YES. But will it be worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Doing what you know in your heart of hearts to do isn’t always easy. It’s takes guts, it takes passion and it takes drive. If you spend time feeding your faith, it makes the journey just a little bit easier. In addition to feeding your faith, you also need to get moving. Taking massive action minimizes the level of fear you feel as you continue to keep moving. This is why I say you have to do it afraid. To DO is a verb, which means you need to be in action, doing something.
The reason your fear has been so rampant in your mind and your life is because you aren’t doing anything or the things you are doing are feeding your fears instead of your faith. Just in case you didn’t know FAITH is also a verb and it only works when you work it. Are you willing to work your faith? Are you willing to put your faith into action? Are you willing to take massive action in the direction of your dreams, goals, aspirations and purpose?
I sure hope so.
Isn’t it time you starting doing it afraid?
I say YES…
So get moving!
Choose to live in and on purpose…
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