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January 9, 2016

3 Reasons to Break Up With Fear

January 9, 2016 | By | 6 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I have had an on-again-off-again relationship with fear.  Initially, he took the role of a protector, much like a father or a big brother would, however his presence soon turned controlling.  His reign rendered me the cowardly lion: afraid to live with him and afraid to live without him.  

He was there in my youth when I crossed the street, teaching me about the fear of danger.  His presence became more dominant in middle and high school as he exposed me to the fear of rejection. And later in adulthood he introduced me to the fear of failure.

What if you get hurt?

Don’t take that risk!

You might fail.

What will people think?

His words stifled and steered my decisions causing me to live a lesser version of me.  And despite the unhealthy nature of our relationship I stayed because this place felt more normal than abnormal.  To walk away from my relationship with him would be to abandon the false sense of security that he provided.  

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  1. What a great start to the post, I have clicked through to finish. I found you through the Mom’s the word link up.
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    • Thanks Bobbi,

      Glad you joined the conversation today. Be blessed! – Kia

  2. Great post, Kia! Thank you so much for sharing! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  3. I like how fear was personified… and I’m grateful I know that the spirit of fear does not come from God
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    • Thanks for your comment Sheryl. It seemed like an easy fit to make fear like a bad relationship. Glad you joined the conversation and be blessed! – Kia

  4. Kia, this is so good. And I love the freshness of the look on your site!

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