MJ’s Words: Has anyone ever asked you to do something that was out of your comfort zone and then you began to cringe? That is fear of doing something unexpected and unfamiliar. Unexpected things happen all the time in everyday life responsibilities. Change is part of growth and growth comes with a lot of responsibilities. Change challenges you and those challenges help you to develop into a better person. Many people are afraid of growth because it deviates them from what they are use to. It’s easier to become use to something that doesn’t require a lot of hard work as change does. Another reason people are afraid of change is because of their fear of loss. Many people are addicted to the people and things in their lives and it keeps them blinded from the things designated for their lives. Distractions are things that keep our eyes, heart, and ears from what is important. They also stop us from seeing how some things in our lives are toxic and are causing setbacks.
Words of advice: Change is healthy. Change is also good. It’s never good to hold on to things in our lives that are not good for us. The best thing to do is to identify and take charge of those toxic things. Do yourself a favor and change for a better you.
MJ’s Words: The moment that you find yourself making decisions out of fear, STOP. We all tend to fear because we do not know what to expect in most situations, so we make decisions that will keep our emotions protected. Everything happens for a reason. Every circumstance that we face in life teaches us a new lesson. No matter how hard a circumstance may seem, there is always a lesson to learn. When stuck in a much harder circumstance, most of the decisions that we make are to get us out of the situation or to lighten the load. Once we begin to fear, we develop other emotions that can cause us to make unhealthy decisions.
Developing those other emotions can also cause us to become depended on things that benefit our emotions and temporarily saves us. We tend to fear a lot less when we feel rescued. The pressure becomes a sudden lift off of our shoulders. Many people get comfortable with that, but forget that even though the feeling isn’t as strong, the problem is still there. This can cause us to become stagnant because we are depending on others to move us forward. Instead, trust God. You can start by giving him your problems. Ask him to help you understand why you are going through your current situation. Another important thing is to keep your eyes on the future, your ears open to wisdom, and your heart open to trust what God has for you.
Words of advice: Don’t allow fear to control you and your decisions. We all fear, but we shouldn’t dwell on our feelings, no matter how strong they are. Our feelings change constantly. That is why we should base our choices on what is right. Let go and let God .With God, you shouldn’t fear.
MJ’s Words: We can want power to the point where we allow the fear of not having it take over and cause us to lose it all. Fear is a power in itself. It is a very strong emotion that cause set-backs, layovers, and regret. The more that we gain, the more we fear that it’ll be taken away. This is a result of what we consider today as narcissistic and prideful. On the contrary, it can cause insecurity, jealousy and envy, and anger and frustration. Fear can cause many fiend entities. Having some sort of power is good and wanting it is normal, but the inability to find a balance is the problem. The inability to balance power causes destruction and without control, things will just get worse. The bible says in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” We live in a world where we seek things for pleasure, publicity, and popularity. The more we crave those things, the more power we seek. The question is, “Which one are you willing to sacrifice to grow stronger in the other?”
Words of advice: Not having a lot of power doesn’t make you less than a person that does. It’s never a good thing to have too much of something. No matter the amount of power we have, we still fight the battle of losing it or never having it. Do not rush to have something that you are not ready for. Be powerful, even while feeling powerless.