“If you look for trouble, you will find it.” If you look for less or defeat, you will likely find that as well. You may choose to settle for less or let others drown out those things that bring out your essence. Will you choose to remain stuck or celebrate in God’s work and reflection in your life? Join Dawn today as she provides invaluable truths related to the Fear of Finding.
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” ~ James Byrnes
1. Fear of finding your Voice
Blocks to Moving Forward in Finding Your Voice:
- Jealousy~ for women, there is a high emphasis on how you show up or don’t show up
Ecclesiastes 4:4; Prov 14:30; James 4:2-3; Ps 37:1-3; James 3:16
- Rejection~ of various sorts comes into play alongside jealousy
James 4:11; Ps 143:8-9; Ps 34:17-20; Ps 27:10; Is 53:3; John 1:11; I Pet 5:8
- Being ‘small’~ there is a tendency to think of love being equated with letting someone have their way. As strong women, loving well, may actually be more about using your voice & standing up against something that’s wrong or goes against social injustice or is harmful to yourself.
“There’s nothing a harsh word can do that a strong, firm word can’t do better”
Ex 3:11-12; James 4:8; Is 43:4; Song of Sol 4:7; Eph 2:10; Col 2:10
2. Fear of being Refined
The purpose of the refinement process is meant to propel you on the journey of becoming all God called you to be. It will help you learn what brings you joy, what is worth fighting for, and how you want to be known to yourself and others. The fight and the good you have left inside of you may be spent. Maybe, even, your current hardships and experiences are being refined for the road ahead you and that of others, as well.
Is 48:10; I Pet 1:6-7; Pro 17:3; Prov 1:6; Is 43:7; I Cor 1:27-29; Ps 139: 13-14; I Pet 1:7; Is 48:10
3. Fear of finding your Flair
Your flair is your dignity, the gifts God has given you, and the way you impact others.
It’s important to practice receiving and owning when someone names your flair~ the very place you bring a smile to God’s face. Celebrating facets of flair joins God in what He is doing in and through you/others. Can you celebrate God’s work and reflection in your life?
Where does your beauty need to come alive~ blossom?
Zeph 3:17-18; Is 62:5; Prov 31:25; John 3:16; John 8:32; Ps 16:8-11; Ps 45:7
You may find that as you enter into finding your voice, being refined, and finding your flair, that your stress will decrease, your worry will die down, and your anxiety will fade away as you have a greater ability to join God in celebration and in who He has created you to be.