Become An Overcomer

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Are you a worrier? Do you find yourself making up scenarios to worry about? Do you struggle with anxiety – about your health, your bank account, your future, your kids, your job, the country, gas prices?! Are you wringing your hands with worry right now after reading that? Sorry! Let’s get into how to become an OVERCOMER, not a worrier!

Worry and anxiety stems from FEAR. So, how to do you conquer fear? Grow your FAITH.

Sounds easy, right? Most things that sound easy are usually super hard to do: eat less, exercise more, study, hold that pose (eye roll HA HA), trust, love, give (your time, your money, your energy, your self), be still….

The first step to conquering fear (in any capacity) is stepping out of your comfort zone and into faith. This requires two things.
1. The decision to just do it.
2. And DOING it.

Faith does not grow without testing. This takes action. In the Bible, God promises us many things, but there are stipulations. We must have faith which requires us to give up control and trust Him. We must step out of our comfort zone and get to work. This applies to all aspects of our lives where worry and fear can cripple us.

Want to provide more for your family? Get more education or whatever you need to move up in your work and earn more.

Want to get out of debt? Cut back frivolous expenses, budget better, develop a plan to pay off credit cards….

Want to lose weight? Commit to a nutrition program (even if it seems impossible at first). Go to your first exercise class (buy cute workout clothes first to give you a confidence boost stepping into the gym).

Want to have more friends? Go. Join. Get involved in something. Be a friend.

Want to get closer to and hear more from God? Spend time in prayer and in the Bible. Join a Bible study group and Sunday School Class.

How does a deer escape the clutches of a mountain lion? It RUNS! It does not lie down, curl up in a ball, shove its head in the ground and pretend the lion isn’t there. The deer acts. Swiftly.

1 Peter 5:7-8 “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Fear can be a motivator if you let it. The take-away here is that if you want to escape fear, worry, doubt, loneliness, etc. you must ACT.

Fear is something I struggled desperately with a few years ago. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge or from something I wanted to do. I always just jumped off with both feet. It scared my husband most of the time. Ha! However, when I hit forty I became paralyzed with fear. It’s like I woke up one day and lost my adventurous spirit. Fear overshadowed everything. I felt crippled and stagnant for about a year until one day I got fed up. I decided I had to do something extreme.

So, I packed up our fifth wheel. Moved to Marathon, Texas by myself and got a J.O.B. cooking at the Gage Hotel. I worked four days at the Gage. I trained clients and took care of my household chores, husband, and dogs the other three days of the week. I did this for 9 weeks. (I must say while this was a “crazy” idea to most, this decision came after many months of prayer.) It changed my life! Not only did I conquer my fear, but I found my new purpose! This one act of faith grew me spiritually and emotionally. It allowed God to work in me and in others through me. And it led me to write my first book, FITNESS. FOOD. FAITH. Your Eternal “Why” for Everlasting Results.

If you are struggling with worry and fear in any area of your life, I encourage you to take a moment and pray for guidance. Be still and listen. Then step out in faith. God will not disappoint!!

1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

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