Friends, we made it to the end of 2020! Can you believe it?! At times, I didn’t think we’d get here, but here we are. And for some of us, we’ve been holding on to this expectation that if we just make it to the end of the year, things will get better. Our problems will go away. We’ll know how to better cope with suffering. The overwhelming amount of pain and trauma we’ve experienced will finally be in the past.
That expectation is lovely in theory, but really, it’s unnamed fear.
I don’t want you to head into the next week, the next month or the next year holding on to unnamed fears. When we do this, we’re saying we’d rather sit on the sidelines. That’s why I wanted to read Chapter 4 of my book Fierce Faith on the show today.
In “What If They Don’t Like Me?,” I share my own personal stories of rejection, and more importantly, how fear of rejection impacted my life. It’s not something we talk about often, fear of rejection, but it lingers in everything we do. Whether or not we post that picture of our accomplishment on Instagram. If we tell our partner about our new business idea. How we share something personal with a new friend.
I hope this chapter gives you a starting place to embrace 2021 with hope and confidence.
2. The way Jesus dealt with rejection from his friends, disciples, and including his outcry to His own father.
2. What practical tools we can use to develop a battle plan for overcoming our fear of rejection and live a joy-filled life.
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1. Fierce Faith
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