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The extreme FEAR of what other people think

October 12, 2017

 

EXTREME is in the title because sometimes I feel like this FEAR is going to swallow me whole. It appears so big and powerful that I lose focus of whats important. This big extreme fear is the fear of what other people think about me…
Crazy that this has so much power over me when I don’t really always know what other people think of me but this fear can stop us from doing so many things.
 
When a post a blog post or a video my brain goes into this panic of what so and so is thinking about it or did I say something wrong and then I’m second guessing everything I just worked hard on.
 
When I actually realized that this fear has way to much power over me, I knew I had to have a good old chat with Jesus because I was letting this takeover.
My heart knew that only God’s opinion matters but my mind kept telling me that I needed the world’s approval. How messed up is that!?
 
When I was reading 1 Peter this verse stood out to me:

As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God- 1 Peter 4:2

Even though this isn’t in context it reminded me that I need to get my act together and live for God in my mind and heart (connecting the two is a major struggle for me)

So know I don’t have this fear all figured out but I’m learning that I have to give this fear to God because ‘perfect love casts out all fear’ ( 1 John 4:18)

In the end its not about what the world thinks of you because their  standards change all the time.

Ultimately we were created by God therefore only his approval matters. 

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