Apr 22, 2020 | Podcast, The Living Room

031: Fear Is Not the Boss of You with Jennifer Allwood


“Fear is not a sign that you should not do something!”

Are you feeling stuck or paralyzed by fear? In this episode, business coach and the author of Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For, Jennifer Allwood, shares how we can courageously take one step after the other. An early desire to decorate houses turned into a career of encouraging and motivating women to show up for their lives without feelings of guilt, fear or being overwhelmed.

We all desire to feel confident, but confidence begins with courage and obedience. When you give your life and dreams over to God, He will free you to walk in boldness and partner with Him every day to experience His abundant life.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Our brain cannot always differentiate between logical and illogical fears
  • Everybody wants to feel confident, but confidence starts with courage and obedience
  • We need confidence in our Creator, not in ourselves
  • When something feels bad or difficult, it doesn’t always mean it is bad for us
  • We cannot put our feelings over obedience
  • God is calling us to walk in obedience and to simply keep showing up
  • God will always resource us to do what He is asking us to do
  • We all deal with different fears: fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what other people think, etc…
  • Imposter syndrome: Feeling like a fraud when you compare yourself to others
  • We are not defined or validated by titles; Our value is found in being God’s child
  • It takes a humble confidence to recognize the gifts and talents God has given us
  • When we give our hearts to Christ, we also give up the right to control our lives
  • It can bring comfort to know God is in charge when we know how good He is
  • God’s will is not as narrow and difficult as we think at times
  • Put action to your faith – start down a path and trust God to guide you along the way
  • God is not going to let you deter from His will without letting you know
  • God allows us to make some of our own decisions because He wants us to mature and become more like Him in the process

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

"Confidence begins with courage and obedience." - Jennifer Allwood - The Living Room - Episode 031

Links from Show

Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For

The Jennifer Allwood Show 

Be Still – Devotional Journal

One Thing Monday Archive (YouTube)

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