Confronting our fears is probably the most difficult thing we will ever do in our lives and yet when we do, they seem to just melt away! Instead of being powerful, our fears become powerless! Fear is only as strong as we make it. If we don’t give in to the fear, fear can’t grab a hold of us.
The best strategy we have for dealing with our fears is FAITH! There is no more powerful way to confront fears than with our FAITH! Our tenacity, determination, and resolve, all depend on us believing in our own ability to achieve that which we dream of. If we can believe in ourselves, fear has no power.
It is the work of our inner selves that turns things from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary, and yet there is no way the inner self can do their work without faith and a willingness to confront the fears that plague us! If you want an extra-ordinary life, to be one who is able to take the things that are not the way you want them, and to make them the way you dream them to be, you will have to face your fears and have faith! It is as simple and as complicated as that. Stand fear in the face and say “I won’t let you have me today”
There are many different types of fears. Fear of not being loved, fear of not being enough, fear of what other people might say, and fear of things not going according to plan. What is the worst case scenario? OK you might make a mistake, but if you make a mistake, you will learn something, and then you will grow! If you never face your fears, you won’t ever become what you are meant to be. You will never have that dream. You will never have that job. You will never have that relationship. Fear is what is holding you back.
SO… starting today, fear less and love more! Love your life, enjoy each moment, whether it appears good or bad to you right now, it will work out for if you have faith! Remember; when fear knocked at the door, faith answered and there was no-one there!
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Written by: Debbie A. DeVIta
April 18th 2012
No-one in this world can possibly know, exactly what it’s like to be you, except for you, yourself. Yet the crazy thing is, that we are all one! The purpose of the life of the individual is to experience life in a different way than anyone has ever experienced life before. The purpose of life for the human race is to be creatively together in our unique individuality!
We are expected to be individuals, create our own life, do things on our own, but yet all people are individuals doing the same exact thing, living the same exact way, trying to find their place in this paradox of a world. The world of uniqueness.
Every day each one of us has pain and sadness to confront, and yet happiness and joy to experience too! The ones who can tip the scales in their direction of joy and happiness is: the one who can smile through their troubles, express beauty in their sadness and show kindness to others no matter what they themselves might be experiencing.
So next time you meet a kind-hearted, pretty eyed and smiling person, don’t assume that all is okay in their world, but instead applaud the triumph of the human spirit over adversity,sadness and pain!
I challenge you to look into the mirror before today is out and see such a person in your own reflection!
I challenge you to change your attitude today and start living your own unique, amazing, and possible bright future!
By: Debbie A. DeVita
April 4th 2012
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Just typing these words across the screen, make me realize how much I am still holding on to in my life. People who don’t serve my purpose, relationships that only bring me pain, circumstances that don’t drive my success, or help me with my dreams. Letting go, is one of the hardest things, we do in life. The stigma is this, “if I let go, it means I have given up” Is this true? I don’t think it is. When something brings you pain, or doesn’t help you to grow, letting go saves you, more than holding on, to something, that only destroys you.
And here I am, still holding on.
There are things in life that just can’t be. There are situations, that are there for a while, for a purpose. Some people, are meant to be a small part of your life and then it is time for them to go, to move on, so you can be, who you were meant to be. God can help you, but only if you give Him all of you. He can help only if you let Him. He will show you, how to let go of what is not meant for you. He will guide you, but only, if you give him all the pieces, only if you are really ready to let go of these toxic situations and people. He can’t do it for you, but He can see you through.
Letting go doesn’t mean I have given up.
Realizing where I don’t trust and where I lack in faith completely, really hurts my heart. I can feel the pain inside me growing like cancer as I am moving through the motions of life without completely trusting Him. I can feel the emptiness and the void inside me consume with doubt, insecurity, and shame. I want to let go and let God help, but something inside me, is pushing me to stay. How can I be expected to let go of those that hurt me, when they are the ones who are supposed to love me? When a friend hurts you, it stings. You grieve and move on, but when someone so close to your heart, causes this damage, you don’t know how to let go, and move on. While all those feelings are above the surface, I find refuge knowing that God loves me. He will always love me, and that won’t ever change. Regardless of how long it takes me, or how much pain I bare, when I am ready, He will be there.
God loves and accepts me whether I give up all areas of my life completely to Him or not. More than that, He’s waiting.
There is peace knowing that there is someone in my life waiting for me with open arms. Regardless of how many times I stumble, fall short, or how broken, He’s waiting. Letting go of areas in our life isn’t easy, it never is. Everything that I’ve held on to has hurt more than helped me, but there is healing.
That healing is found in God.
From someone who has always been in control of her life, letting go and letting God isn’t easy. However, it’s necessary if I want to to be happy in life.Truly happy. Because yes, happiness exists. As fleeting as it is at times, it’s there, it’s waiting, and its name is God. He is always there waiting for me. Waiting for me to say, it’s time to end this pain.
He’s waiting and it’s time I let go.
If there is something in your life you are currently holding on to, whether it’s past baggage, past hurts, let it go and give it to God. There is no harm in walking away from it, because there is a new life waiting for you. A life that matters.
Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, it just means finally letting God have control.
Let go and let God have it now.
Remember this, He can’t let go for you, but He will hold you when you do decide to free yourself from this and all things, that only cause you strife and further pain.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
Written By: Debbie A. Devita
April 2nd 2012