Fear can be a very controlling force and if we let it, it will  determine our lives. All of us have told ourselves we can't do something that we  were perfectly capable of doing simply because we were afraid. Fear is a  Liar!!

Everyone has their idea of fear. Personally, I am extremely afraid of the dark…well, let me rephrase  that…I am extremely afraid of what is IN the dark.  I am not sure exactly what has caused this fear, but sometimes it  controls me. If I need to roll the garbage can to the street and it is dark….oh I don’t think so! It will just have  to wait until the next pick up! BUT I can stop it from controlling me because of  what someone taught me as a kid.  

You know that feeling when you are outside and need to get something out  of your car? You do fine walking out there but on the way back to the house your steps get faster and faster and faster and by the time you reach for the door,  you almost can’t get the door open fast enough.  Well this very wise person told me this….when you feel that scared, just turn around and you won’t be scared anymore.  Sounds pretty ridiculous I know but you know I tried it and it worked!! Proved to me that facing your
fears head on is a scary thing but it worked!!

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

The bible even says that God did not give us a spirit of fear!  You know that fear is mentioned in the bible 310 times? Fear is a real emotion.  As humans, we all have
fear of failure, a fear of rejection, and a fear of change!
The fear of failure is a tough one.  Just because things don’t turn out the way you have them planned does not make you a failure.  You are doing everything right to lose weight or get healthy.  But just because no one is taking this journey with you does NOT mean you are failing! Just because the scale isn't moving doesn't mean you are failing either!! You have to get healthy from the inside FIRST!!
The fear of rejection is something we all face each day…and some days more than others if you are sharing your success with others.   They are not rejecting YOU…..they are just rejecting the products FOR NOW. Kinda like if you tell someone about a good movie that you want them to see.  If they don’t go and see the movie and reject your idea, you don’t take that personally.   You must remember that everyone is not ready when you share the products with them but always plant the seed. And once again Fear of Rejection is a Liar! 
The fear of change…NOOOOOO one likes change! Life is soooo much easier when we wake up and know EXACTLY what the routine is each day! We follow the same routine each morning when we get ready and we follow the same exact steps.  Have you ever noticed when we get distracted and happen to miss a step, it throws us way off? One time while I was cleaning the bathroom, I purposefully put my husbands things in difference places on the counter.  And you must understand that he is a VERY routine person.  After the day started, he told me as he was laughing, that he never put  on his deodorant because of the change of his routine.  Change is hard but if what you are doing right now isn’t working, what do you have to lose?  If you are
struggling and what you are doing right now isn’t working, get with someone that it IS working for them.   Let them share with you some ideas and change some things up. 
Change what you are eating, your exercise, your food ratios.  Welcome change instead of running from it! Once again Fear of Change is a Liar!

Let's face our fears head on and make some changes!!


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