Conquering Your Fears


 

 

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In my opinion, one of the best, most brilliant advertising slogans of all time is Nike’s iconic “Just Dl?” Just do it do It™”.

 

Yes, it has generated billions of dollars in revenue since its launch more than two decades ago. But while I admire and appreciate that, it’s not the reason why I love it.

Of course we all associate Nike with sports and athletics. So it’s easy, at first glance, to think that the “Just Do It” message is about not being lazy. About summoning willpower, digging deep and finding resources you didn’t know you had, pushing yourself all the way to the end of something, no matter how challenging the journey is.

All of that is absolutely in there.

 

But before you can get to any of that, whether you’re running a race or starting a business, you have to have something else.

What “Just Do It” is really a call to — and, I suspect, why it has such universal resonance with people, and such staying power as a slogan — is courage.

What holds back someone whose doctor has just told them they need to get more exercise or else, but hasn’t strapped on a pair of running shoes in 20 years? It’s not laziness or lack of willpower. It’s fear. Will I look like a fool? Will I do it wrong? Will I be sucking wind after a minute? Will people laugh at me?

What’s true in that situation is true in virtually every endeavor in life. It’s our fears — first and foremost — that stop us from taking that first step or making that first move.

 

 

And the answer to that is so very, very simple.

“But I’m not good enough yet!” Just do it.

“But I don’t have the money right now!” Just do it.

“But I’m not ready!” Just do it.

“But I don’t know how!” Just do it.

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In other words, nevernow. Never mind all the reasons why you can’t, and all the people who tell you why you can’t. Never mind how scared you are. Don’t bother trying to solve all of that. Ignore it and simply begin. To take action on that thing you’ve imagined. To move decisively in the direction of your dreams. To get to where you want to be.

All that, in a little three-word phrase that is emblazoned on t-shirts, billboards, hats, bags, and boxes everywhere you look, and has been burned onto the brains of a huge number of people on this planet.

Extraordinary and wonderful, don’t you think?

Nike set out to transform their business with that slogan. There’s no question they did that. But I think they may have done something much, much more valuable. They’ve supplied the “little voice” inside countless heads with a simple and incredibly powerful response to any fear-driven doubt, hesitation, or resistance.

Who knows how many businesses, how many minds, how many lives have been transformed by that?

What about you? Do you have a go-to phrase that pops up in your consciousness when fear starts to rear its ugly head? Share it below in the comments! Let’s start some fear-blasting right here!

Bob Proctor

 

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My name is Emanuel Rendas, and I am passionate in helping and inspiring people.

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Rest In Jesus’ Finished Work- Joseph Prince


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Today, i chose to share this great note of pastor Prince extracted from the book ( 100 days of favor)

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace [unmerited favor] in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:4–7 LOOK AT THE above passage.

It tells us that by God’s unmerited favor, we are seated together with Christ at the Father’s right hand. What does it mean to be seated together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus? It means that today, we are in a position of rest in Jesus’ finished work. To be seated in Christ is to rest, to trust in Him, and to receive everything our beautiful Savior has accomplished on our behalf. My friend, God wants us to take the position of relying on Jesus for good success in every area of our lives, instead of relying on our good works and human efforts to achieve success. What a blessing it is to be in this position of dependence on our Savior!

But instead of looking at Jesus, believers are misled by the devil into looking at themselves. For thousands of years, the devil’s strategy has not changed. He is a master at accusing you, pointing out all your flaws, weaknesses, mistakes and blemishes. He will keep on reminding you of your past failures and use condemnation to perpetuate the cycle of defeat in your life. When the apostle Paul found himself sinking into self-occupation, he became depressed and cried out, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me…?” (Romans 7:24).

In the very next verse, he sees God’s solution and says, “I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Likewise, beloved, it’s time for you to step out from being self-conscious and self-occupied, and begin to be Christ-occupied instead. Today, you should no longer be asking yourself, “Am I accepted before God?” This question puts the focus back on you and this places you under the law. I know that there are people who will encourage you to ask yourself this question, but it is an error to ask yourself if you are accepted before God.

The correct question to ask is, “Is Christ accepted before God?” because as Christ is, so are you in this world (1 John 4:17). Don’t ask, “Am I pleasing to God?” Instead, ask, “Is Christ pleasing to God?” Can you see the difference in emphasis? The old covenant of law is all about you, but the new covenant of grace is all about Jesus! The law places the demand on you to perform and makes you self-conscious, whereas grace places the demand on Jesus and makes you Jesus-conscious.

Can you imagine a young child growing up and always wondering in his heart, “Am I pleasing to Daddy? Am I pleasing to Mummy? Do Daddy and Mummy accept me?” This child will grow up emotionally warped if he does not have the security and assurance of his parents’ love and acceptance. That is why your loving heavenly Father wants you rooted, established and anchored in His unwavering love for you. He demonstrated His love for you when He sent Jesus to become your sin on the cross so that you can become His righteousness. Our part today is to turn away from ourselves and to look at Jesus!

i rally love this one… Love you all

Shalom and Peace