As Christians, we know that we haven't been given a spirit of fear, yet it still continues to mock, hound and subdue many of us into inaction. There are many Christians who are not stepping into purpose because of fear.
BUT DARLINGS, WHEN WE DO THE VERY THING THAT WE FEAR, IT CAN TAKE AWAY THE HOLD AND THE POWER THAT THE FEAR HAD ON US, or in some circumstances, at the very least - loosen the grip!
Think of it very practically, for example, if you have a fear of the water, perhaps a way round that would be to get some swimming lessons. 🏊♀️ 🌊
Sometimes the fear doesn't go immediately but the stronghold IS loosened and then the more you do the thing that scared you, the less fear can hold on to you.
A personal experience I once had, was that I was always curious and wanted to do more prophesying, more speaking God's personal words into people's lives, and although I had done it plenty of times for Christians, I had never done it for non-Christians.
My pastor at the time used to go into the high street every summer and spend time doing just that with the general public. Although I was in awe of those that did this, the very thought of it scared me witless and I shied away from doing it, every year.
One year, I decided to sign up to help and get involved. I have no idea why! I just decided, this year I was going to do it.
I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW SCARED I WAS! 👀
As we were setting up in the busy high street, right outside a cafe, I felt like my skin was melting off my face! 😲 😲 😲
...However, God showed up! Of course He did, why wouldn't He?!
Every person I spoke with personally, had an amazing encounter with God. It was wonderful to see, and it was wonderful to be a part of.
People were literally dumbstruck at the intricate knowledge I shared with them and of course, I explained it wasn't me but the very real God who loved them and wanted to talk with them.
Through me, He was showing that He cared and that's the thing about purpose...God has something for you to do that will not only make you feel like you've made a difference but it will truly benefit those that you are here to help.
THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WAITING FOR YOU TO HELP THEM IN THE WAY ONLY YOU CAN.
How cool is that?! 💃 💃 💃 💃 💃
And if fear still continues to bash your confidence into submission, don't worry, I've got your back! Keep an eye on my FACEBOOK business page or my website, because VERY SOON, I am releasing a resource as a gift, that will KICKSTART YOUR CONFIDENCE! ❤️