When I wrote this word down the other day, I decided that was going to be what I’d focus on for the next year. I prayed for a word that God would help me see, and this was the most prominent issue I face daily.

I’m afraid I won’t be enough. I’m afraid that what I do doesn’t matter. I’m afraid I’m not doing enough. I’m afraid to post some days because I worry that I’m not writing what God asks me to. I’m afraid I’m too vulnerable on here or maybe not vulnerable enough. I’m honestly afraid of so many things I could write a book about it.

But in my prayer as I looked at this word, I said, “God please help me. What is the first step in becoming fearless?” And as I finished the question, staring at the word, I realized the word fearless was made up of two words: fear less. And immediately I had to laugh.

Of course the first thing God shows me is corny, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true or practical. The first step to achieving this idea of fearlessness is to fear less. Instead of putting so much pressure on the fear or anxiety, to just breathe through it and choose to not be afraid. So, starting today, dear friends, let’s fear less.

“But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.” -Psalms 3:3-6

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” -Isaiah 12:2

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