That’s not the plan of God for our lives. Big changes are going to happen consistently in our lives, that is a fact. When fear stops you in your tracks, take a few moments to consider the five strategies listed below so you can overcome your fear and move forward with positive life changes.
1. Start Small
You do not have to climb the mountain of change in one step. When a big change is staring you in the face, break it down into small steps that you can conquer one by one. Doing this will make everything seem more manageable and less scary.
“Yet in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37*
2. Stop Researching
If you have done your research and are aware of what is coming, then stop searching and start taking action, trusting you will be guided to make the best decisions. You will never have all the information or know all the insider information; No-one can! We can easily convince ourselves we need more information when really, we are just procrastinating by taking no action.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13*
3. Trust Yourself
Reflect back on your life, consider the changes you have made, and the ways in which you dealt and thrived. You’ve done tough things before; you can do it again. Have faith in God and your ability to make that change.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33*
4. Remember the Journey
When you are facing changes, sometimes all you can see is the significant benchmarks or the finish line. Look past those, consider the space and knowledge between all of those. You will learn new things, meet new people, and grow on that journey. Take your eyes off the finish line and focus on God and on the new journey you get to go on.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my fee, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105*
5. Make an Effort
Making changes is not a passive process. You have the ability to make an effort, contribute, and actively work to make the best of every situation. Making an effort, even when you are afraid of what is to come, will allow you to have a say in how things go. You owe it to yourself to life a fulfilled and happier life.
“Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands”. Psalm 90:17*
It’s time to get up and prepare for action. God is with you and will take care of you.
*Personalise each Scripture as a daily affirmation.
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