2 Timothy 1:7 "For God gave us not a spirit or fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline."
God gave us a spirit of POWER and LOVE and DISCIPLINE! So I can do this, conquer my fear and take the first step to change. For me the first step is always the hardest, going from stuck in a state of fear to an empowered first step to lasting positive change. My advice is to take the first step, don't worry about the 2nd, 3rd, or 31st step. Just start moving in the direction of positive change. Then after conquering the 1st step, feeling strong and empowered, keep moving, go to the second step.
Today I conquered a major fear in my life and I definitely feel like an empowered, strong woman. I'm reminded of some of the lyrics in the song "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson:
"Gotta keep movin' on, movin on
Fly away, breakaway."
"I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
Next start flexing your discipline muscle to keep the momentum going for positive change. After all God gave us a spirit of discipline and we need to use it! Like all muscles, it is a muscle that with use can be strengthened. I remember not being able to stick with a healthy eating plan for more than a few hours, now I live a healthy lifestyle. It started with making a change, followed by the discipline to maintain the lifestyle.
So take a risk, take a chance, and make a change and achieve the life of your dreams. It's all possible.
What change did you make in your life recently?
Did it make you feel empowered?