I have been faced with a dilemma. I have been prompted to do and say things that could trigger some unpleasant interactions with others...at least some distance from people. I made a choice I decided to tell God, "I love you more than I'm afraid of them." Then because I know that the power they have over me is because I'm depending on them to love me, I said to myself, "I love you more than I'm afraid of them." POWERFUL! Deep, down power, the kind of certainty that lets you jump those hurdles, climb those mountains and wear those fishnet tights. :) (I love my fishnets, and now I wear them...to church, even.) How many ideas has God given you that you squashed with people fear? How many genius solutions have you pushed aside with your self-fear? How many books DIDN'T you write because you believed no one would read them? How many people have you NOT helped because you feared people more than you loved light and truth? Yeah, I don't want to know your answers. I know mine. A friend of mine introduced a great replacement affirmation. When she thought "What if_________?", She replaced it with "So what, if________." What will you say ,"So what..." to today?
Liz King Bradley
Public Speaker, Coach, Author