- To strive for peace
- To try new things
- To be wholly and completely who I was created to be and take risks
- To be flexible
- To have boundaries
- To lean in toward middle ground
- To build trust in myself
- To use my voice
- To offer forgiveness
- To accept myself right where I am
- To practice honesty
At some point in our lives, we may have relied on fear to protect ourselves much the way soldiers in war rely on fear to help them survive. Many of us have been afraid for so long that we don't label our feelings as "fear" anymore and it begins to feel normal. But now, on the journey of lifestyle change, we are choosing to live differently. We don't have a need for that much fear anymore. We can thank our old fears for helping us survive, then kiss them goodbye! We can welcome peace, trust, acceptance and safety into our space as we learn to listen to our rational fears while letting go of the rest.
God, help me let go of my need to be afraid and replace it with a need to be at peace.
TOOL: (There is an addition below to the tool you received in group this week)
1) What is the difference between rational and irrational fears?
2) How can you identify them in your own life?