Personal Development: How to face your fears

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.ā€ JOSHUA 1:9

It is not easy to face any fear in life, specially if you have to face it by yourself. It took me long time, to remove myself from spirit of fear. It is very difficult, but it is not impossible. Five years ago i come to live in big city, to take my life to the next level in terms of education, finances etc. But somewhere along the line i stop and i shut down in myself, the hunger i had when i came in middle east was huge and i was unstoppable, young and full of dreams and goals. But time, people and constant stress run me over. Daily stress bombarded me, i start to wear out and i notice even more how people are ruthless and with no empathy for another human. The weaker i was mentally, the more i so the hard truth about the world and people around me. Humans didn’t tolerate weakness of any kind. The moment they smell fear is the moment they would eat you alive, in business life, in love, in friendship in almost every sphere of life. Then i started to go from bad to worst. My mental health was in bad shape and that follow my physical health. I was under a lot of stress which follow anxiety and that follows fear. Fear of the past not to catch you, fear of the present and the worst fear of the future. How you gonna life, what you gonna become, will you make something of yourself, can you provide for your family in the future etc. ( Maybe someone can relate to my story and see HE or SHE pattern at the moment) . Year and half ago my life changed for good. I do not worry about anything in life,i am healthier as i will ever be, and i am happier then i ever was before. What made my dramatic change ? The answer is very simple, and the solution for FEAR-LESS life and to be full of joy and happiness and security, i found in GOD!

Year and half ago, my life had no meaning what so ever, it was full of fear and depression, and aggression full of bad attitude and bad energy , and basically over one night God allowed me to change it forever. I wake up one morning and i said to myself , what i am doing, is this life, is this all that it is from life ? There has to be something much bigger and better then money , and possessions. It was clear to me that both of that didn’t get me nowhere. So i decided to start looking for the meaning of my life. And i found it in one book The Bible. but before i get into it. One book stood out from writer Rick Warren that is author of the book called “purpose driven life” this book was clear picture for my life, what i need to do, and that is to look for comfort, never ending happiness and blessings in life from God himself. Nothing can be compared to him and nothing ever will. Most of my life i was atheist, on my shame, but never then less, i am telling you how you should not live life with fear, and there is someone much bigger then fear and all the problems you face. He is faithful and just. And he will never leave you nor forsake you. This is from my own experience. It is not easy to surrender completely to him, i battle with that for some time, and i realize that he is the only one who can make my life worth living and who can remove all the worry and fears , and that is not me and my job, or my money. You need to trust him with all your heart, with all your strength, with all your mind,with all your spirit. That is the only way your life will be blessed.

Expect to have some difficulties in life, and that’s the part of our cross bearing. I am not telling you to follow Christ because it is easy, i tell you it is not easy to be Christian. It is hard in this materialistic, securalistic, immoral generation. But the scripture said let your LIGHT shine in this crooked and perverse generation.

If you ask God what he is doing in your life, you wouldn’t believe him. If God today told us what he is doing in our lives we wouldn’t believe him. Put out trust in him and him alone, i don’t put my trust in my government, i don’t put my trust in my country, i don’t put my trust in myself, i don’t put my trust in my money. I put my trust in the lord Jesus Christ, when all the rest of it fails and crumbles and shatters, He’ll be there!

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Reinhold Niebuhr

By milos Crnogorcevic @milosonlinept

Published by Milos Crnogorcevic

My name is Milos, and I am in martial arts for 20 years, my biggest hobby is book reading and study. I love to help people with things that I write, about life, fitness, and personal development, and faith. If I can help just one person to be better I already change the world.

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