John 14:27 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.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Today I wrote a letter to fear and it was one of the most empowering things I could have ever done for myself. I believe that we are not called to live in fear. Fear is one of the devils mighty tactics that keeps us all from living the life that Jesus died to give us. It’s what he uses to keep us in the same exact spot for years and to never unlock our full potential. Fear is what kept me in the dark for so many years. I was so scared of what people would think of me. What people would say about me. And fear of how people would treat me. I have since began to grow into the young lady God created me to be, and the only opinion that matters to me is His. Stop allowing fear to keep you from experiences and from living a whole life. I encourage all of you to write your letters to fear today.
You’ve been apart of me for my entire twenty-one years of life. You’ve played the biggest role in my existence. You’ve kept me from experiences and from living my whole potential. You are the reason for everything that’s been held back in my life. How silly I once was. How naive and very confused I once was. Well you know fear, there’s no more room for you in my heart, my body, my mind or my spirit. I have no energy for you to continue being a part of my life anymore. I have come to know the source of all that is peace, love and joy. And that is where I want to throw every ounce of energy into. I’m sorry my dear soul, for not realizing what a huge waste of time and energy fear was. I promise you my soul, my body and my mind, to give you more of what only pleases you and makes you jump with joy. Fear, you are no longer welcomed here.
Love always, Annette