Getting Over Fear
Fear will always be with you in some shape but you don’t have to let it run your life. Facing your fear will help you cancel its control over you.
Fear is a feeling we get when we are unsure of what can happen or even afraid of what is going to happen. It is an expectation that something has and will go wrong.
For help in getting over fear, a good thing to remember about fear is that it’s normal to feel fear. It’s something we all have to face in different ways throughout our lives.
Some people have a fear of such things as spiders or snakes. This is usually because they believe these animals will do them harm. Many have a fear of getting sick or having to deal with something serious like cancer.
Sometimes a fear may be real and sometimes it is imagined. They both can do serious damage.
There are also fears inside you that are usually more powerful and can prevent you from reaching your goals in life.
Strategies to Getting Over Fear
Let’s take a look at some strategies to getting over fear that has you in its grip.
1) Getting over fear that hinders you starts with being able to identify what that fear is. There are very many possibilities here.
Your fear can be a lot like a noun because it could be connected to a person, place, or thing. Many people fear the possibility of failing at something. Another common fear is losing something. That can be a physical possession, a person, an accomplishment, a place of honor, or a feeling.
2) The most important strategy in getting over fear is very simple. You must decide to face your fears. The tough question is how to face your fears.
A big help with this is to decide what kind of protective shield you can use to help face your fear. Wearing a glove to handle a spider would be a simple example. An imaginary friend of your faith in God to preserve you are other examples.
3) The third strategy is to look to someone you can trust for support and encouragement. Make sure this person is patient because you may need to take “baby steps” towards getting over fear in your life.
Being afraid doesn’t mean you can’t fight back. You can take fear down by simply facing it. You see, fear is an emotion, but it comes attached to some ugly mindsets – thoughts like: I’ll be ruined, everyone will hate me, everyone will laugh at me, or I can never make a mistake.
Being brave doesn’t mean you won’t feel afraid. It does mean that you’ll face that fear and not let it take you down. What is the result of getting over fear? You are one step closer to freedom.
No matter what you fear, you are in position to defeat it by facing it. Even if something bad happens, you’ve won by facing your fear.
Getting Over Fear Example
Take for instance, the boy who has been getting hassled by a bully in the neighborhood every day he goes outside. He has become so fearful
of going out to play even though he loves being outdoors.
He is fearful of being beat up but doesn’t want to tell his mom. The bully keeps going after his target because he senses the boy is afraid. Finally, one day he decides that he is going to face that bully and fight back if necessary.
He does so and gets beat up. The next day he goes back outside but something is different. He isn’t afraid anymore. The bully leaves him alone now, though.
Life is full of potential dangers and fear will try to come up often. As you have more success in getting over fear, you’ll get stronger and more confident. That puts you on the path to freedom to become all that God has created you to be.
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GETTING OVER FEAR.