In middle school and in highschool I had this amazing mentor whose name was Ms. Jean! I love Ms. Jean because she is awesome at math and tutoring me, she would give up time out of her day to teach me at various restaurants in DC and treat me out to eat. Without her I didn’t know how I would have passed any of my math classes. She always looked over my homework to make sure everything was correct and I felt smarter with her around. When I graduated from highschool I was happy but I also experienced a few other emotions. I wanted Ms. Jean to come with me to college to help me with college level math but she told me it was time for me to find my way and she believed I would be fine without her tutoring me in college.
I got comfortable with her being there and the thought of her not being there to make sure my work was correct made me nervous, afraid and worried. I believed I would not be able to pass without her. I panicked when I failed the math placement test at my university and had to enroll in a remedial math course.
In my remedial math class I became overwhelmed ,I had no patience, I didn’t take my time with the work. I was working full-time and didn’t take good enough notes to grasp all the concepts I should have understood before taking exams. My stress level was at an all time high and I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to pass remedial math without Ms. Jean. My fear was crippling me in this moment from doing my best in this class. I failed my remedial math classes and ended up taking it a second time and quit my full-time job. The second time I took remedial math, I passed.
Fear causes mental damage. Leaving a once whole person now crippled. Where does fear typically come from? What does fear do to our life? How do we get rid of fear? I aim to answer all these questions in my blog post today.
A few emotions connected to fear:
“Replace your FEAR with FAITH”
– Porchia Suber
Fear comes from the devil (Read-2 Timothy 1:7). We know this because in God’s word he tells us that he doesn’t give us the spirit of fear. God does not want us to fear but have faith in him and his ability to help us and provide all of our needs. Fear typically also comes from doubts and various emotions that you may experience all at once. Some of those emotions can be worried, overwhelmed, nervous, sad and afraid. Certain life situations may make us feel that our fears are justified!
Unfortunately those justified fears that you are holding on to are not helping you but crippling you!
I personally believe letting go of fear and replacing it with faith is possible for everyone to do but it is your choice! Do you want to live in fear or do you want to walk in your purpose experiencing all the joy, love and peace God has for you? The choice should be easy, because no one wants to be miserable. No one wants to live a life without love and a life that is unfulfilling.
I know you’re afraid but your blessing is connected to you stepping out on faith! Take God’s hand and take a leap of faith! Keep moving and praying while you feel worried, overwhelmed, nervous, sad and afraid. With every step you take in the right direction God is going to help you get through all those emotions and in the end you will be glad you stayed the course.
Isaiah 41:13 NIV
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
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- 2 Timothy 1:7– https://www.openbible.info/topics/satan_causing_fear
- Isaiah 41:13 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2041%3A13&version=NIV
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