Timid

7 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Being Brave

When you do not want to be brave but must…

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All of us are meant to be brave.

We may not always feel like being brave, but we must face our fears in order to live a love fast live slow life. Fear sucks. It can be paralyzing. But God did not give us a spirit of fear. He gave us the power to be brave. 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

Perhaps the mistake we make is relying 100% on ourselves to plow through scary times. To help you (me) overcome, here are 7 ways to trick yourself into being brave: 

1. Own it (Admit it, always first step)

2. Tame it (is it really life threatening or just a little scary?)

3. Name it (Who is telling you this thing is scary?)

4. Flip it (What is the worst that could happen?)

5. Embody it (Take a deep breath. You are braver than you realize) 

6. Risk it (Trust God and take the leap) 

7. Build it (Keep going outside your comfort zone to stretch yourself)


These 7 tips are from a great article at Success.com, find entire article here


Not everything God calls us to do will be within our comfort zone. As a matter of fact, rarely do growth and comfort live in the same space. 

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PS. Need some more BRAVE in your life? Us too. Laura is starting a new #LiveSlowBibleStudy over a devotional book called, 100 Days To Brave. It starts Monday (July 29th). Learn more here: Live Slow Bible Study


Until next time,
Nick and Laura Mendenhall