Fear is one of the main reasons many people give up or never even try. Let’s talk about breaking that fear.
This post was inspired by a very special woman. Her name is Heather Von St. James. At the age of 36, Heather was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos.
She had just given birth to her daughter Lilly three months earlier, and now Drs. had given her 15 months to live.
This terrifying news left her with so many fears. Fear of leaving her daughter without a mom, of treatments not working, of not being able to afford treatment, and many more.
Fast forward 11 years and Heather has beaten the odds. (Read more of Heather’s story)
In celebration of surviving, Heather and her family have claimed February as the month where we break our fears.
Fears are real, no matter how big or small. What is holding you back? Is it fear of failure? Embarrassment? Rejection or humiliation?
Whatever it is, let’s come together to break it!
Isaiah 41:13 says: “I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.“
What an amazing promise! God is there with us every step of the way, literally holding our hand and there to help us.
As an act of faith and a symbolism for breaking our fears, we will be breaking plates!
Are you ready to break the thing that is holding you back? Join in this month (or any month!)
- pick up a few inexpensive plates at the dollar store or resale shop
- write your fear(s) on a plate with a permanent marker
- use as many plates as you need to or write everything on one plate
- throw the plate on the ground as hard as you can, as if your were actually breaking that fear
I wrote “failure” on my plate. So many times I have allowed this to keep me from applying for jobs, trying a new hobby, or even a new recipe. Not to mention a load of other things I’ve missed out on.
After breaking it, I feel so much better – and you will, too. It’s such a relief to just let go of the things that are holding you back!
The next step is to replace that fear so it does not come back.
Philippians 4:8 says: “Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about these things.”
We need to replace thoughts of fear and doubt with thoughts of good things. We need positive thoughts. Think about God’s love for you, how He has blessed you and of all the wonderful things He has promised you.
What are you afraid of? What will you be breaking? Share a photo on Instagram of your broken plate using #breakingfear and tag @mydisorganizedlife
I can’t wait to see what you post!
Not able to break an actual plate? Here’s another fun way to break your fear.