Overcoming Worry

The Threat of Fear



There have been days in my past that I’ve been hopeless. I’ve felt stranded in my own home, afraid to leave and angry for staying — I was paralyzed by the fear that was controlling my life.

I didn’t talk about it much; only those close to me  knew the seriousness of the issues  I was dealing with.

I lived in darkness, with no hope for my future. For all I knew, I would be like this for the rest of my life.

When anxiety has that tight of a grip on our lives, it is time to make a change. It’s time to fight for our quality of life.

My biggest fear became that I would now fail at “fixing myself.” What if I tried to get better but couldn’t?

What if I told myself it was ok to drive to the store, but I couldn’t make it without having a panic attack?

What if I told myself I was safe, but fear crept in anyway?

What if I didn’t feel like everything was ok?

What if I tried, and failed?

Through trial and error, failures and successes, I got to a point where the fear became less and less. The same situations that used to trigger my anxiety stopped bothering me.

I could leave the house without fear.

I could drive without fear.

I could sleep without fear.

And friends, that’s a great feeling.

I pray that you begin to find the confidence to challenge yourself to take the first step towards success – whatever that means in your own life.

You can do it, I believe in you – and you owe it to yourself to at least try.






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