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February 15, 2017

The One With The Fears Wednesday Wrap Up | Vol. 66

It may be 40* outside, but I decided that this morning I needed to go for an outside run. I’ve been running on the treadmill lately (okay but let’s be honest, not as much as I should be), but I miss the feeling of running outside. It’s so different, and I love it! It’s just you and the road, your favorite music, and a steady pace. It’s the perfect time for me to block everything out and just think and pray and be alone.

I’m going to be real honest here… Sometimes as a business owner, I feel like I’m not good enough, or like I’m not worthy of growth. And I know that those are just lies that are fed to me to keep me from realizing my full potential in Christ. But that doesn’t mean that it’s always easy to push those lies and fears away and be completely confident all the time. 

For some reason I just feel that this is something I need to share about today! It’s not my usual Wednesday Wrap Up, but different can be good, right? :) To be perfectly honest, I am usually very good at pushing away those fears. My life has been so richly blessed by an amazing family, the greatest friends, and a Holy God. I don’t often find myself losing control of situations or believing those lies, because in my heart I know that they are just that – lies.

But sometimes it gets harder to trample them down, and you start to slowly believe that maybe you’re not good enough for your business. Or maybe there’s another area of your life that you feel like you’re struggling in, and no matter what you try or what you tell yourself, you’re barely keeping your head above water. I know that this all sounds dramatic, but I truly believe that everyone feels like this at some point. I am one of the most joyful people you will meet, but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by everything.

When I do start to feel overwhelmed, it is usually because I have not been in the Word as much as I should have been. It’s like a wake up call that “hey, this should be top priority right now, and here’s a swift kick because you’re not listening” ;)

The beauty of all of this is having a messy life, and watching the Lord put together all those broken pieces. He mends your heart, crushes those lies, and casts out fear. I am only human, and I mess up. A lot. But I serve a perfect God, and there is so much comfort in knowing that if I just turn myself towards Him and stop focusing on myself, all my worries and fears seem to not matter anymore. Even if I don’t, he’s got this all under control. And for that I am so thankful.

I don’t typically get this transparent on the blog, but I really did feel like this was something I needed to share today. If you’re feeling like you can’t quite reach the surface, I encourage you to try to focus on others. Get your mind off of yourself and the problems you feel you have. God is so good, and He will never fail you.

(here’s a picture of froyo to make this post feel a little brighter and happier ;)

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