You must have the wrong gal. If there is one thing I am not - it's fearless.
But it kept coming up:
"Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged" (Joshua 8:1).
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline" (2 Timothy 1:7)
"So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6)
"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7)
"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news, that will cause great joy for all people'" (Luke 2:10)
Everywhere I turned, the message of fearlessness, courage, and bravery seemed to be in my face. Why, even the women's Bible study at my church for the new year is "I am BOLDER than..."
So apparently there it is... my word for 2014: Fearless.
To live free from the "what ifs". Free from worry. Free from anxiety - about what could happen, might happen, or should happen.
It is trusting. Trusting God's plan for my life. Trusting His word. Having faith that He has plans to prosper me and not to bring me harm (Jeremiah 29:11).Belief that He came so I could live an abundant life. (John 10:10) That he will supply for all my needs (Philippians 4:19).
It means facing situations and circumstances that scare me. Taking a deep breath and stepping into the fear - in faith. Knowing that while I might not be strong or courageous enough on my own, I can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13)
Not letting the fear of failure stop me from doing what I feel called to do. Knowing that if it is meant to be, I can't fail. And if I fall on my face, it wasn't meant to be and the Lord will pick me up and set me back on the right path.
Trusting in God's plan for me. Walking in obedience. Using the Lord as my strength and shield. (Psalm 28:7) My refuge and my help (Psalm 91:2).
Living a year of faith, abundance, strength, and obedience.