Mindset Matters.

“You are not what you think you are. But what you think – YOU ARE!” Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Have you ever been told that success begins in your mind first?

Did you know that your attitude can shape your destiny?

How about that your outlook on life determines how you experience the world around you?

If your efforts have failed in the past, it could be as a result of negative thinking. Someone with a negative attitude dwells on problems, finds fault in others, and focuses on limitations. Someone with a positive attitude concentrates on solutions, blessings, and possibilities. Some people call it the glass half full or glass half empty life filter. Whatever you want to call it, this applies to all areas of life.

So, how does your attitude check out when it comes to your health?

I know in the past, I’ve personally had a negative attitude when it comes to my health. I’ve made excuses like, “I can’t work out that many times a week,” or “There’s no way I can eat like that.” I’ve blamed genetics, my busy schedule, my low bank account, my family and their habits. . . No matter how many excuses I’ve tried to make to cop out, I know in my heart that my family’s health and wellness legacy starts with me. That if I truly want to change our families future, I have to have a better perspective about the changes I need to make.

If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me . . .

You’ll never be able to truly change until you change your perspective. Your own limited thinking is what keeps you stuck where you are at. You also have to learn to quit overthinking things. Allow yourself grace to keep from giving up on yourself when you get frustrated or feel like you’ve failed. You have to learn how to get out of your own head and stop over analyzing things. There’s always a solution! Stop with the mental calisthenics. You are stressing yourself out! Results happen when you are doing something consistent and moving forward.

One place I had to start with changing my mindset was with positive affirmations. You have to learn to encourage yourself. These daily affirmations are important. If you stop speaking life over yourself, you’ll get discouraged easily. There’s just something about consistency that makes you start to believe these things about yourself. As you believe them and begin to truly love yourself again, you’ll see the difference in how others treat you as well.

Personal Development has been crucial to my journey. I made the choice to start reading personal development books, watch positive videos, and listen to educational podcasts/audios. You have to find who inspires you, who you can relate to and then start to follow them! The content you are allowing in your life is important. Is what you are listening to, watching, or reading feeding and stimulating your mind? As you learn and apply the information in your life, you’ll see changes that will make you hungrier to learn and grow more. You have to make sure you are putting into action what you are learning. That is how you will get the results you are looking to achieve.

Find a community to plug into. Associate with like-minded individuals. People that are in the trenches with you and are looking to achieve similar goals. Don’t be afraid to hang out with someone that is 10 steps ahead of you. When you remain coachable, these types of people are able to pour into your life to help you grow. These influencers will align with your core values and help you gain prosperity in life. When you learn to invest in experiences and not things, you will be fulfilled.

You have to learn to forfeit excuses and justifications. They keep you stuck where you are. You have to learn to be aware of how you approach things. Train your mind for solutions instead of obstacles. Learn to ask yourself, “what’s the strategy to solve this?” or “what’s the solution?” You’ve got nothing to lose for trying to change your mindset. For believing that you deserve more. For stepping out on faith and trusting what God is calling you to do for your life.

As you learn to identify your own obstacles, you will be able to find ways to move past your obstacles. The more you become a no excuse model, the more no excuse people you will attract. Remember, “Birds of a feather, flock together.” Humble yourself. Learn to not think too highly of yourself. Obstacles cause pressure and that pressure pours out of you when you don’t have a strategy to overcome. This causes hurt and keeps you from being able to make wise decisions for your life. Don’t chase peace as it takes away the vision. Reach for instruction and support from others.

Learn to live with a heart of gratitude and you will be able to see the positive things happening all around you. As you are faithful with the little things, God is going to bless you greater than you can imagine. As you learn how to live on little and simplify your life, you will see so much change in your life. I encourage you to take intentional steps daily to work on changing your mindset.

With Love,

Stephanie Plair

Healthy Lifestyle Strategist

Looking for more? I invite you to head over to my YouTube page to watch my video, “Mindset Check. Taking the Time to Slow Down.” You can access the video here.

You can also connect with me via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Looking to make deeper connections through community or for one on one coaching? Please email me at stephanie.plair@icloud.com.

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There’s Power in Healthy Relationships and Making Meaningful Connections in Community. 


I am so thankful for the people that have been placed in this season of my life. Women eager to grow and make a difference in the world together. Lives are being changed through intimate relationships and sharing in small group settings. 

The books we read, things we share, and times we come together to fellowship challenge and inspire me for greater things. I love these women and I love seeing their lives touched and changed in different ways. I’m so excited to see where God takes us as we continue on our journey together. 

One of my favorite book studies was Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. In situations I’ve been placed in lately,  I’ve been able to identify attacks as they come. I’m learning to love the person through it and become more open to being forgiving. 

Understanding that the enemy uses people and things against us helps me to place my anger where it belongs…with the real enemy…the devil…not the vessel he’s using. 

Our current study on forgiveness has helped me to release the weight of sin from unforgiveness in my life. It has helped me to identify areas I didn’t realize I still needed to forgive myself and others. 

I’m thankful for my friends and our community because I’m challenged to grow and overcome personal barriers and also held accountable to that change. They love on me and accept me as I grow leaving me free from the feeling of judgment. The accountability helps me stick to my commitments and do what’s best for my life and the world around me. 

I’m so thankful for my tribe and the impact they’ve had on my life. I know I can’t do this life alone and I’m thankful to have each of you on the journey with me. You bring so much joy to my life! 

With Love, 

Stephanie 

Food Fixation. . . Learn to Stop Caving to Your Cravings by Understanding it’s a Spiritual Battle and Learning How to Fight Back. 


“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Many of us are “spiritually malnourished”- we feel overweight physically, but underweight spiritually. Food is a gift from God. It’s meant to provide nourishment and natural healing for our body. It’s to replenish our physical body, not our soul. We tend to look to food, amongst many other things, for comfort instead of seeking the only One who can provide true comfort. The one who can provide total healing beyond our greatest imagination.

I am a foodie at heart. I love to dine at new restaurants and try new things. I find comfort in favorites like pizza and chocolate. I love the convenience of fast food and delivery. My husband says I get excited to eat. To cheer me up, he would bring me treats. Bless his heart, but this wasn’t helping me.

The same things that bring me so much excitement also come with a lot of shame. My love of food has caused me to over indulge. The sense of need to have a full pantry can also contribute to over eating and debt from overspending. It can lead to unnecessary stress and fear of lack when the cupboards seem bare.

There is so much shame that comes from the sin of gluttony. Extra weight from over eating. Literally weight around my waist. Leaving a huge weight and burden on my shoulders. My shame came from not trusting God to provide all of my needs. Food fixation is a spiritual issue. I have had to learn self-control and to stop seeking things that won’t truly satisfy my needs.

Society has an obsession with food. Culture, family traditions, and social gatherings all seem to be centered around food. In my own life an empty fridge or bare pantry may invoke panic. Which for me seems a little silly because I know God will take care of me. In Philippians 4:6, God says not to worry about anything, and instead to pray about everything. In Philippians 4:19, He says He will supply all my needs according to His riches and glory. His promises assure me that I will have everything I need. I have to accept and really believe that truth for my life.

I’ve learned to accept that I am an emotional eater and struggle with food addiction. Knowing and accepting is half the battle. Daily I have to be intentional to make the right choices for me and my family. I’ve learned to embrace my body and to understand that I am really the spirit that is within me. Embracing who I am on the inside helps me to take better care of my body on the outside. I want to provide a safe place for my spirit. I know that stress and emotions are triggers for me to eat unhealthy. Knowing this, I have to make better choices when I go to the grocery store. If I have these things on hand, I’m going to be more apt to give into my cravings when my emotions are running high.

I learned from Lysa TerKeurst’s “Made to Crave” book that God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone. Nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only One capable of satisfying them. We crave what we eat. If you eat junk, you will crave junk. If you eat healthy, you will crave healthy foods. You have to learn to retrain your taste buds. This is possible when you learn to deny yourself and say no to your unhealthy cravings and desires.

Learning to say no may be painful in the beginning, but as you learn to push through the pain, you will feel greater reward from the outcome of living a healthier life. And the satisfaction you receive from staying the course and being disciplined enough to remain obedient to your heavenly father will be so rewarding. So I encourage you to live a little and start replacing your bad habits with good ones, incorporating new things into your life today.

We were made for victory! We can step on the scale and accept the numbers for what they are. They are an indication of how much our bodies weigh, not an indication of our worth. And if you’re not happy with the number on the scale, then you have to start taking personal action to change today. You may argue that you have the right to do anything, but as 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 says, that even though you are allowed to do everything, not everything is beneficial or good for you or the others around you. Don’t be concerned for your own good, but also for the good of others.

Maybe you think you can continue in secret and that no one will notice. Isn’t it just like Satan to make us think we have to have something to comfort us, fill us, satisfy us, only to be haunted by the consequences of this comfort later? Satan wants us to hide and keep things private. This includes food that is eaten in private! I encourage you to step out of hiding into the light and start making better choices for your life today!

1 Corinthians 10:12 reminds us that the temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And that God is faithful and He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show a way out so that you can endure. He will also place people on your journey to help you and hold you accountable to your walk. In Philippians 3:12-16, we are reminded to forget the past and to look forward to what lies ahead. To press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us to do.

The reason you may not be able to achieve your fitness goals or stay fit is because your heart is selfish. Your goals are about you and you are trying to achieve them in your own strength. Your goals should be about God and what He would have you do to glorify Him. When you make this about Him instead of YOU, you will see that your goals can be achieved through HIS strength. The truth is, our body was chosen to be a dwelling place, for our heavenly father. We must learn to fight for our freedom and treasure our temples to bring glory to our king, not ourselves. Let’s get to the heart of the matter and learn to make everything we do matter for our King. Diet and exercise is not about denial . . . it’s about desire. I encourage you to seek Him and grow to desire and love all that He has for you.

In His Love,

Stephanie

Are you longing for lasting change?

Tired of starting and stopping your health and wellness journey?

I’ve found personally that accountability in a fitness community helps me to stay the course. As a Healthy Lifestyle Strategist, I love partnering with others on their personal journey. I know I need others on my journey to also help my success. So that’s why I partnered with my business partner and friend to start the #360WELLNESS challenge. We believe total wellness is key in achieving harmony in your life and know the importance of community to achieve personal goals. If you are looking for a safe place to learn and grow, and to partner with to achieve your health goals, please reach out to me to get you connected with our fitness community. Email me directly at stephanie.plair@icloud.com.

 

Environmental Health Matters

As a Healthy Lifestyle Strategist, I thought I’d come to you to tell you a little about my personal health journey and my passion behind health and wellness. With my Health and Wellness Challenge kicking off this Sunday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share and just had to get the word out! I’m so excited to share with you what I’m doing different. I’m also going to share with you why I love online shopping, direct sales, and network marketing so much!

One of the things I love most about network marketing and direct sales are the people and relationships I’ve gained in my life because of these experiences. In my current direct sales business, the community we are building is so incredible to me. I love surrounding myself with like-minded individuals. My community is holding me accountable to doing what I know is right for me and my family and the world around me. We are growing, learning, and experiencing life together. I am so thankful to be a part of a community that sees my value, that I can trust, and that is investing in my life.

I’ve always known of my passion for physical health and wellness. I’ve been a part of the industry on the business side for around 7 years. It’s funny because my medical background actually stems from my younger years. In high school I was involved in a health careers program and always aspired to be in the medical field. From there I became C.N.A. and Medical First Responder (MFR) certified. I then dabbled in the Physical Therapy Assistant program a year and a half before giving up and quitting on myself. More on that subject in a later post.

So if I really think about it, I’ve been involved in the industry over 18 years. WOW. No wonder I have so much passion about health and wellness and helping others live the life they deserve. 

Even though I’ve been so focused on my physical health for so long, I had lost sight of the importance of environmental health. Until I was reintroduced to my online shopping club and reminded of my passion for the environment and the world around me.

I think there are many families like mine, who would like to leave a clean environment for future generations to come, but they aren’t aware of the little things that they are doing to leave damage to our precious earth or of the little things they could be doing different to help the environment. I’m sure you’re wondering, how one family can really make a difference.

There are actually things you do daily in your home that are polluting the earth. We pollute the waterways by cleaning with harmful chemicals. We also waste energy in our homes, drive vehicles that pollute the air, and use more waste than we realize. There are many simple ways that you and your family can easily get started to start making a difference in your home today.

The easiest way to start making a difference in your environment is through switching stores and converting your household to environmentally friendly products. Other ways are turning off the light switch when you leave a room. Or to stop leaving the faucet running when you aren’t using the water. Another way is to carpool with others, walk, or ride your bike whenever possible to cut down on fuel emissions. Maybe you need to cut down on plastic waste and start recycling. As the saying goes, alone we are just one drop, but together we are an ocean. Joining hands and partnering together, we can truly make a difference in our world.

I love being a part of an online shopping club that delivers better, safer products. I also love the convenience of these all natural, plant based products being shipped right to my door. I really appreciate that this company has been helping people live healthier lives for over 32 years! Now that’s mind blowing! I love that I don’t have to be an expert because the company has already paved the way for me by being an international health and wellness company backed by scientific and medical research. I’m so thankful that I switched stores and I love the products so much that I can’t help but to share them with everyone I know!

This health and wellness company is quickly becoming the world leader in quality products. People are switching stores because they want to live healthier, longer, more vibrant lives. Many other manufacturers are cutting prices and quality. My online shopping club offers much better, safer, quality products than these grocery store brands that are cutting quality to add to profit. Instead of buying from corporate giants, when you buy from this company, you are buying from the “little guy” and supporting your family and friends. 

With 400+ products that are superior in effectiveness, quality, and safety compared to grocery store brands, it’s a no brainer to switch stores. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to me and my family’s health, I don’t want to compromise and I know that this company will never compromise the quality of their products.  

As a Healthy Lifestyle Strategist, it’s my goal to partner with you to convert your home, to assist you in providing a safer environment for you and your family. This can be done effectively and safely using highly concentrated products that you will also use less of to save money. My goal isn’t for you to spend new money, but to simply switch stores and redirect your money to more quality products.

My family looks to me to keep them safe, to keep our home clean, and to help them live a healthier life. I choose to do my part by removing the things from my home that makes us sick. I choose eco-friendly products because they are highly concentrated, last longer, cost less, and take less fuel to transport. 

As moms we have to provide a safe environment for our families. This means keeping our homes and the environment safe and I know by using these products, I can achieve the results I’m looking for to leave a clean environment for generations to come. I will do my part by no longer cleaning with harsh chemicals, wasting precious energy, or having too much waste. 

Will you join in and do your part?

Stephanie Plair 

Healthy Lifestyle Strategist

 

Winning the Battle. 

Most of us are fighting an ongoing battle with something. For a lot of women, that battle is in our mind, about our own body image. We expect to look a certain way or weigh a certain weight. And if you are anything like me, I am always caving to my cravings. Self sabotaging my progress and defeating my purpose.

What I’ve learned about myself is that it’s a spiritual issue. I tend to run to food when I’m in my emotions instead of running to God. This leaves me feeling defeated and discouraged because of the damage I’m doing to my own health and self image.

What if we took care of our bodies for the right reason? What if we could learn the right way? Through mindset training, proper nutrition, exercise, and rest you can!

There are so many reasons that you can choose to take proper care of yourself. Here are some of the reasons that are important to me.

To Honor God. 

“You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

I was created by God. In His image. He didn’t make a mistake when He designed me. The same is true for you. Learning to love myself and accept this truth has helped me to look at myself differently and to want to make better choices for my life. The way I look and feel are a direct result of the life choices I’ve made. If I’m not happy with the way I look or feel, I have the power to change it and so do you.

Change is possible for anyone. For me it had to start in my mind. I had to make a decision that I wanted more for myself. When I’m not taking proper care of my body, I don’t like the way I look or feel and I can’t give the best of me to my family or the world around me.

Everyday I have to make a decision to choose the right things to put in and on my body. Everyday that I make better choices I look and feel healthier and stronger. And I’m honoring God by taking proper care of the gift He gave me…my body…my temple…a safe place for His spirit to dwell.

To Experience Good Health. 

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NIV

I believe that we are to experience a life of good health and abundance here on earth.  A lot of our pain, suffering, and sickness stems from poor life choices. I believe that food in its natural state is a healing agent for our bodies. The chemical laden, processed, convenience foods we are putting in our bodies are poisoning us.

Our bodies and minds are deteriorating because we’re failing to use them. People are participating in less physical and mental stimulating activities than ever before. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it. And if you’re always sitting around, eating junk and watching mindless shows, that may be why your feeling exhausted and your body is aching and growing in places you didn’t know could grow. You can only experience good health by making better choices. It’s never too late to change your lifestyle habits and to start working towards good health.

To Gain Strength and Energy. 

“Happy is the land whose king is a noble leader and whose leaders feast at the proper time to gain strength for their work, not to get drunk.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Ouch. Talk about conviction. Feasting at the right time and for strength. This makes me think about how many times I’ve over indulged. Let’s not talk about the many times I have feasted for the wrong reasons.

You see I’ve had my relationship wrong with food for a long time. I’ve used food to celebrate or reward myself. I’ve ran to food for comfort when I’m stressed, or sad, or having a bad day. I run to food to fill me up when I’m feeling low. I eat when I’m not even hungry maybe because boredom has set in, or because it’s “time” to eat, or because someone has offered me a treat. I overeat if I don’t portion or plan my meals.

Food was actually designed to provide sustenance and as a natural healing agent for our bodies. Food is meant to provide nourishment for our bodies, not our souls. You and I will never find true comfort in that bite of food. Even if it seems like it for a moment, you are left empty once that feeling wears off. The only source of true comfort and hope comes from our Lord and Savior, Jesus. He can fill us up and sustain us. He’s who we should be running to, to fill every void.

We were created to long and desire Him alone and you will never find full satisfaction in the other things that you try to put in His place. Stop running from Him and start running towards Him. He is where your help and strength comes from.

For An Eternal Prize.

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I don’t know about you, but I like to win. I am my own competition and I want to continue to grow and do better than I did the day before. Not to compare myself to anyone else, but to become a better version of myself. My race isn’t finished and until it is I want to make better choices for my life and I hope to inspire others to do the same.

I want to leave a legacy of health and wellness for future generations to come. I love seeing others winning and I love to help them on their health and wellness journey. If this also sounds like you, I’d love to partner with you on your journey! Let’s race together to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of those around us. I invite you to get started today!

Stephanie Plair
Healthy Lifestyle Strategist

Self-Care. Who has time for that!?!

 

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself? I know I do. I get so busy taking care of everyone else that I forget to take proper care of me, leading to exhaustion and burn out. When I get burnt out, it’s hard for me to care about much of anything or anyone at that point. I just want to retreat, hide under the covers, and take a nap!  

I learned a very valuable lesson over the past few weeks. One that I continue to revisit over and over throughout the years. I keep learning just how important self-care truly is. I’ve been overextending myself again and haven’t been taking the time to take care of myself. For me this always leads to exhaustion and migraines.

So why do I neglect myself?

For some reason, I feel that meeting everyone else’s needs is more important than meeting my own and taking care of myself. What I continue to fail to realize is that if I don’t take care of myself first, there won’t be anything left for me to give. You just cannot give from an empty vessel.

As I laid in bed the past couple of weekends, trying to recuperate from the aftermath of my migraine, I was able to rest and reflect on what I was doing to myself. I realized that not only were my stress levels out of control, but that I wasn’t taking care of myself physically either. I hadn’t worked out in over a week. I wasn’t sleeping more than a few hours a night. Due to the heat and stress, I just haven’t felt that hungry. Sugary coffee became my lifeline replacing the water that my body so desperately craves. This lead to dehydration because I overdid it. I wasn’t making the right choices for my body. When my body gets dehydrated, it’s a guarantee that some sort of headache is on its way.

I started this blog post a few weeks ago. I stopped writing because my head has been clouded with so much pain. I’ve been stuck in a migraine episode since then. I said I would start taking better care of myself and here I am in tears because I know I keep doing the same things over and over again. It almost seems like self-sabotaging behavior because I know what my body needs to operate efficiently and yet I continue to fail to do the right thing. I continue to cave to my cravings, convenience eating, and making poor choices for my life. Insane, right!?

So how do you change and learn to start taking better care of yourself?

I believe it starts with awareness. You may not be able to identify these things about yourself. Sometimes it takes a coach, friend, or family member to help you see clear when you have your blinders on. Once you are able to see that you need to change, you must make a decision to change. No one else can do it for you. Then connect with the people and resources that you need to help you change. You cannot do it alone. You need a support team to help you and hold you accountable along the way.

I had to make a decision that I am worth it. I know that it takes time and consistent daily effort to change. I’ve surrounded myself with a tribe of beautiful women that love on me, accept me, and encourage me in my walk. This helps me see that I am not alone. 

I have also learned to accept that I can only do so much. Even Jesus had to say no to some people and some things when He walked this earth! I’m learning to simplify my life and not take on things that just aren’t meant for me. This prevents me from overcommitting and overextending myself. 

I’m also taking the time to do things that I enjoy and to rest. I’m spending more time in prayer and the word of God to renew my mind daily. I’m staying close to Him to remain at peace. I’ve also recommitted to my health and wellness journey, seeking true, lasting change this time around. This will include exercising and making better choices about what I put in and on my body because total wellness is important to me.

These are just a few of the things that I am doing for my self-care. I will be sharing my personal journey, as well as more tips to help you with your self-care over the next few weeks on my social media. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 

If you’re looking for someone to partner with you on your health and wellness journey, I’d love to help you get started. Feel free to contact me here, through email, or via social media. I’d love to partner with you on your journey!

Blessings,

Stephanie

Fear or Faith? Which one do you choose?

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Fear is a basic instinct and can be good or bad. Scripture teaches us that fear can lead us into sin and disobedience if we allow it. It can also keep us running from our true source of hope. The only one who can deliver us from our fears.

God will continue to pursue us, even in our sin. He wants us to deal with and turn away from our sin and move past our fears. But He also knows that we can’t do it alone. He wants us to run to Him in all things. To lean on Him, and His saving grace.

I believe fear can be a positive thing if it propels you toward living out your faith. Unfortunately for many of us, it actually brings about the opposite result. Sin paves the way for fear to settle in our hearts. The more we struggle with sin, the more we’ll struggle with fear. Fear can consume our thoughts leaving us feeling paralyzed.

Are you living paralyzed by fear? 

What are you afraid of?

Not measuring up? Unemployment? Never getting married? Sickness? Failing your children? Losing someone? Running out of Money? Death?

It’s human instinct to shy away from the things we are afraid of. Sometimes our life paths end up leading straight through the things we are the most afraid of. We can’t go around it or over it, but we must go through it. God uses these times as opportunities for us to look fear in the face and declare that it has no power over our life. When we trust God and move forward through our fear anyway, fear loses its power over us.

How do you face your fears?

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

By growing in your faith, you can learn to face your fears. This comes from having a personal relationship with God. Also being diligent in reading His truth and applying it in your life. Surrounding yourself with other believers to encourage you in your walk helps to remind you of God’s loving character. Other people offer hope and inspiration by sharing what God has already done for them or brought them through. They are also sent to help you and to hold you accountable to living out God’s truth in your life.

What if I fail?

For we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

To help your cure of fear of failure is the gospel. The gospel reminds us of our limitations and weakness and our need for a savior. We can never be perfect. Jesus is everything you and I can never be on this earth. All of our weaknesses are found in his payment on the cross. All of our imperfections are perfect in the sight of God because of Jesus.

In Christ we are enough. Move from just knowing this in your head, to truly believing it in your heart! We are imperfect and don’t measure up, but our identity isn’t in who we are or what we do, but in WHOSE we are. Our identity is in Christ. When we look to Him, we can establish our personal identity and become everything we were created to be.

We must be willing to answer the call. Even when we do not believe we are able. Through Him we can do all things. God will never call you to a task and then leave you. Instead of fearing what God wants us to do, we need to change our perspective, so that we don’t focus on the size of the job, but on the size of God. He is bigger than anything we’ll ever face.

I challenge you today to seek God and ask Him who you really are. Then to trust what He’s saying and move forward. I challenge you to walk in this truth to become the person God has created you to be. Even if you have to, go afraid. Just go. You never know what will come out of that first step of faith and obedience.

With Love,

Stephanie

To learn more about fear, make sure to read my earlier post.