“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”Psalms 27:1 NIV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”Psalms 23:4 NIV
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”Galatians 1:10 NIV
“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”Joshua 1:5 NIV
“There seemed to be endless obstacles preventing me from living with my eyes open, but as I gradually followed up clue after clue it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.” – Marion Milner
The wisest psychological insight I ever learned:
Everybody is acting out of their own individual drama.
They aren't thinking about you.
They see you as a minor character in their story.
Perhaps a cameo.
It's a liberating insight.
That voice in your head saying that people are judging you? That's you.
People don't care.
- Benjamin Carlson
- Put all remote possibilities out of your mind.
- Imagine the alternative
- Face your fears before you start something.
- Imagine difficult situations before they occur. Make a list of the worst that could happen, and you’ll probably see that the situation is not so bad after all.