11 May 2010

Let Fear Do Its Job

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” ~ Katherine Paterson

Although we do not choose our emotions, we do choose which ones will hang around and upset our lives. Our emotions are God-given and we have them for a specific purpose – not to torture us or abuse us; but to alert us to a next step in our lives.

When we stay stuck in fear, we are not allowing the fear to do the job it came to do, to alert us to something that will assist us in our growth. Instead we do not acknowledge the fear, let alone confront it. We are called to stare down our fears, asking it what it wants from us, then taking the next inspired actions.

You are the master of your emotions, not the other way around. Stop allowing your fears to control how you are being and doing in life. Fear is to compliment your existence, not stop it!
“Fear cannot take what you do not give it.” ~ Christopher Coan

So just for today, let fear do its job, while you do yours!

Coach Carolyn

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