In Fierce Faith, Alli Worthington shares her own struggles with fear and offers practical coping strategies to fight and win the war against worry.
Fear freezes our faith. But when we fight, our faith frees us from fear.
This book is filled with battle plans to combat every area of fear, commonly expressed in these worrisome what-ifs:
What If They Don’t Like Me? Fear of Rejection
What If the Kids Aren’t Okay? Fear for Our Children
What If I Can’t Do This? Fear of Failure
What If I Get Hurt Again? Fear of Betrayal
What If Everyone Has Fun Without Me? Fear of Missing Out
What If Things Fall Apart? Fear of the Future
What If I Never Measure Up? Fear of Not Being Enough
What If I Can’t Trust God? Fear that We Are on Our Own
Your worries won’t change your what-ifs, but prayer will.
Each fear includes its own battle plan.
In the chapter, What If the Kids Aren’t Ok?, she shares the fear that Jochebed, the mother of Moses, must have felt wondering if her baby would be killed by the armies ordered by Pharaoh to drown all male children. She trusted Moses to God’s care when she had to let go of the basket holding her precious child, as he floated down the river to an unknown future.
Her description of that moment captured my attention and helped me see how God’s control is better than our own. Her battle plan in this chapter, helps anxious parents determine if their fears are real or perceived and decide what we can and cannot (or should not) control.
I’m in a writing group called Hope Writers and had the chance to watch an interview with the author. She talked about how the fear of failure doesn’t disappear just because you’ve had a success (she’s also the author of Breaking Busy). Sometimes, our successes cause us to come face to face with our insecurities. That’s because our fears aren’t always rational!
Even when I felt led to write a book on fear, my fear of failure kicked right back in. (Ironic, right?) Over time I have learned that sometimes successes don’t translate into security; sometimes they translate into our going deeper into our own insecurities.
Her battle plan for this fear included how to show up, be real, love others and don’t quit!
The fear of the future often keeps us stuck, like the Israelites wandering around in the desert.
We are so busy looking for the perfect set of circumstances to line up with what we think we must have, we completely miss out on what God had for us all along.
Let’s step out into the Promised Land and face the future God has in mind for us. Let’s be willing to fight the giants that will inevitably try and stop us.
This book is a great tool that will help you fight!
It’s in the fight we learn to become brave.
It’s in the fight we learn we can really trust God.
It’s in the fight we discover who we were created to be.
I received a free copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.