Dec 31, 2021
Have insecurity or other fears held you back from fulfilling your purpose? Today's episode faces the ageless issue of fear and how you can become emboldened to overcome the obstacles to fulfilling your dreams.
Amy Debrucque, founder of the Life on Purpose Movement and host of the Life on Purpose Podcast, shares her story of overcoming years of severe anxiety to become a resource of hope for others. She and her daughter wrote a book on the steps from imprisonment in fear to living an emboldened and purposeful life.
Amy shares specific keys to becoming fearless and therefore equipped to live out potential. She notes the importance of taking a pause to evaluate the barriers holding you back from your next brave step toward God's calling.
We explore the power fear maintains when we entertain our worries in the silence of our minds. If we name our fears and obstacles, the power of their hold over us lessens.
Amy and I discuss how fear lies to us. First, anxiety magnifies negative outcomes. The exaggeration escalates and convinces us that the things we fear are more powerful than God's ability to equip or rescue us.
Debrucque mentions the following steps of kindness and resisting temptation. She also emphasizes the need to evaluate whether each action we take will serve to embolden or hinder us with regard to fulfilling God's purpose.
We discuss the importance of stepping out of comfort zones, noting the simple win of showing up in obedience. Fear deceives us into believing we are better off if we don't even try. But we're not. No risk means no growth. No growth means we never live to fulfill our purpose.
Amy recommends taking an inventory of what you've already done to step out of your comfort zone. Identify and celebrate the victories behind you to move forward with greater confidence.
Debrucque relates her mission to help women recognize their worth and potential. Amy hopes you will not be discouraged. She also encourages women to reach out to those who need support.
Check out Amy Debrucque's Life on Purpose Podcast at https://www.amydebrucque.com/podcast
Visit her website for free resources and get a copy of her book at https://www.amydebrucque.com/
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