What is Fear?

FEAR

~ an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely caused by pain or a threat.  [Google.com]

~ a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid [Dictionary.com]

~ concern or anxiety; solicitude. [Dictionary.com]

~ a mixed feeling of dread or reverence. [Oxford Dictionary]

~ the likelihood of something unwelcoming happening. [Oxford Dictionary]

MJ’s Words: Psalm 118:6 says, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” With all the different things going on in the world now, we fear walking out of our front door. It’s a scary world and we fear because of not knowing what to expect. Psalms 118:6 assures us that with God on our side, we do not have to fear. Fear is not a spiritual feeling, but a fleshly feeling. Fear developed over a lifetime of experiences and based on what you chose to get from each one. Even if it seems impossible, we should live our lives not fearing. The closer your relationship is with God, the less you fear man. God is in control of everything and when He is in control, there is nothing to fear. The moment that you begin to fear, go to God about your concern. Don’t allow fear to overpower you in any way. If anything, allow it to make you stronger.

Words of advice: Fear is a choice. Many people lack the knowledge to know how not to allow their emotions to control them. Others feel more comfortable with what they are familiar with because things are easier that way. Fear holds you back from taking steps forward. To take steps forwards, you have to make choices. Your choices lead you to your destiny. It’s time to stop fearing what you can’t control and take back your power. YOU GOT THIS.

MJ’s Final Words – Confidence

MJ’s Words: If we would take the time to get to know ourselves better and embrace it, we would be much happier. We are so much more than what we give ourselves credit for because we credit ourselves based on the limits others put on us. The more you grow within yourself, you will then stop depending on the things that do not benefit your growth within yourself and God. When we fail, fall, or make mistakes, it doesn’t change who we are. It gives us knowledge on being a better person in retrospect. In life, we all take a few steps back. When you do, take a few steps in remembering who you have become. We all come from a place where we wished we were in another. Your confidence determines how much you appreciate your struggle. Remain confident no matter how far back you go back in life, nor how many times. Remember that an arrow can only launch you forward. Let your confidence be that arrow.

Words of advice: Only YOU choose confidence. Your words, your thoughts, and how you feel about yourself are the root of your growth.  You decide how fast and in what direction that root grows. Don’t deny yourself confidence. Be YOU.

Confidence and Misery

MJ’s Words: Are you surrounded by miserable people or live in an environment that radiates negativity? It hard to find happiness in a miserable environment, let alone confidence. Even though it’s hard at times, never allow it to take away the confidence that you have in yourself to stay content. Hurting people hurt people. Miserable people seek misery. You will never know how happy you can be until you focus on being happy and stay determined to be. Life is full of beautiful moments. The more that we deter from experiencing those moments, the more we take away from being happy and enjoying life.

Words of advice: Unhappiness leads to misery. Misery is a source of depression. Depression is a result of choosing to not be happy during hard times and cruel circumstances. It’s time for you to find your happiness. Happiness is a result of being confident. Confidence is a result of you choosing who you want to be and how you want to feel despite even the less amenable things can seem.