It’s one of those things we all struggle with.
Whether it’s the fear that overcomes you when your sneaky children hide a fake mouse in the house and you stubble upon it (that actually happened last week — and I screamed)… or the fear that comes with flying halfway around the world to meet your daughter for the first time. (Which you can hear about our Adoption Journey here, here and here!)
Fear is a real thing. A very real thing.
Where does it come from?
My children have always been fearful of certain things… but it’s not like I taught them to be afraid, they just are.
Our fears evolve as we age and change, but isn’t it crazy that we all have different fears? What makes you fearful, may be something that doesn’t fear me. And vice versa.
If you’ve been following along for any period of time you know that my husband and I uprooted our entire life and moved South to Nashville. While it may seem fun and exciting to build a new house, move to a new city that checks the boxes of “hip and cool” … it’s also quite possibly one of the most terrifying things we’ve taken on.
A few weeks after we moved to Tennessee and were in the THICK of the unknown I started a list on my notes app on my phone of all the little miracles or ways I was seeing God show up, even among all the unknown. It was my way of counting my blessings, calming my fears and reminding myself that fear does not come from God.
Overcoming fear one step at a time.
Since our move, I’ve been searching for some ideas and advice on overcoming fears and worries. Something happens when everything you’ve ever known is not your normal anymore and fear comes in full force!
What is the root of fear? Why am I experiencing so many new fears? What does fear look like in my kid’s life?
You might remember back when I shared about the book from my friend Alli Worthington, Breaking Busy. The theme of doing less overtook much of my 2016 and even 2017… until we moved. And then, the crazy came on… and so did the fear.
Fear of what if my kids fall apart when we leave the only home they’ve ever known.
Fear of what if moving is too stressful on my marriage.
Fear of what if we hate the new neighborhood we move to.
Fear of not finding our community of people that we can do life with.
Fear of missing my parents who we’ve always lived a hop, skip and a jump from.
Alli is back at it again inserting the perfect book for my current season of life, Fierce Faith.
This no-nonsense, wise advice will encourage you and show you exactly how to cut through the daily clutter of fear and worry to reconnect with your own fierce faith.
Fierce Faith is a manual on how to overcome the worries that hold you back.
+Identify fear-based thinking and know how to finally stop it.
+Overcome the big and little worries in life.
+Learn a simple trick to stop the anxiety spiral.
+Live a more confident, less worried life.
Lucky for me, I got a sneak preview of what all is included in this book, and it’s been a huge part of unraveling my fears and worries after settling into Nashville.
I’m so thrilled to share Alli’s newest book with you because I think it’s something we can all, no matter what stage of life we are in, relate to.
Sometimes the best attack against fear is just knowing you’re not alone, right?!?! Which is why I love that her book brings fear to light… so we can all face the things that hold us back from being who we truly are.