Don’t let fear control your life.

With some of the things that’s been going on lately, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, Sandy Hook, and the Aurora theater shooting, a lot of people are full of fear, and rightfully so.

My heart and prayers goes out to everyone affected by all those events, and I mean nothing but respect for them.

But, we can’t let fear control us, you know?  We can’t let a few crazy people control our lives.  I’ll admit, when I go to a theater, I still glance around, bring a knife in my purse (hey, better than nothing), and figure out possible escape routes.  I still get scared when my sister goes to work as a fifth grade teacher.  

But do you think the people who lost their lives, would want all of us to be afraid?  I don’t think they would.  I know if it were me, I wouldn’t want people to have fear.  I’d want them to live their lives.

So, don’t let fear stop you from doing things.  Just trust in God, and it’s okay to be a little cautious, just don’t let it control you.  Fear is not something you’re born with, it’s something you learn, it’s something you take.

I’m signed up to do a 5k this weekend, and I’m going to do it.  My mom called and was saying she didn’t want me to do anymore 5ks. But, it’s for a cause that’s special to me (March of Dimes), and I’m not going to let one crazy idiot stop me.  

So, go to the theaters, kiss your kids/little siblings before they go to school, and go run.  Don’t let fear control your lives, and don’t let the actions of evil people ruin them.  

Be fearless, be strong, and carry on.

@1 year ago
#fear #afraid #fearless #strength #strong #life #love #loss 

"Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks."

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#encouragement #life #God #love #change #fear #courage #strength #fitblr 

"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:6
@2 years ago with 3 notes
#strength #courage #strong #fear #fitblr #Christian #fitness #health #life 
This is what happens when I get bored in class. 
But, I think it’s a good message for all of us to remember. 
STAY STRONG!!

This is what happens when I get bored in class. 

But, I think it’s a good message for all of us to remember. 

STAY STRONG!!

@2 years ago with 17 notes
#fitblr #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #love #health #healthy #security #message #strength #strong 

"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love."

1 Corinthians 13:13
@2 years ago with 5 notes
#fitblr #Christian #verse #love #hope #faith #strength #courage #life #God #scripture #Bible 

"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

John 16:33 
@2 years ago with 1 note
#courage #fear #fearless #strength #peace #God #fitblr #Christian 

I love this song and I apply it to every aspect of my life.  I’m not going to let people bring me down anymore, I’ll keep fighting until I’m stronger.  And, as long as I have God on my side, I never have to fight any battle alone (and that includes weight loss!). 

And in case you don’t want to watch the video, here are the lyrics.

One More Round - Barlow Girl

Round one wasn’t what I thought it’d be
Round two I’m struggling to breath
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times I wondered why I stepped inside this ring

I may be knocked down and bruised
But I’m here to tell you
That I may be knocked down but not for the count
1,2,3,4
So take me one more round
I’ll just keep fighting
One more round
You’re messing me up but I’m still here

One more round I’ll come out swinging
One more round
I’m telling you now I’m not gonna lose it

It’s so hard to get up off the floor again
But I know that victory is when
I’m pushing through the pain that tries to feed me lies that I won’t reach the end
I may be bloodied and so bruised
But I’m here to tell you
That I may be knocked down but not for the count
1,2,3,4
So take me one more round I’ll just keep fighting one more round
You’re messing me up but I’m still here
One more round
I’ll come out swinging
One more round

I’m telling you now I’m not gonna lose it
I am not defeated
Though you cannot see it
I have never won a battle on my own
I find strength in weakness
I find hope in believing
God is for me who can bring me down?
So take me one more round
I’ll just keep fighting

One more round
You’re messing me up but I’m still here
One more round
I’ll come out swinging one more round
I’m telling you now I’m not gonna lose it here
I’m not gonna go down now
Try to bring me
I’ll come out swinging

@2 years ago with 3 notes
#Barlow Girl #fight #fitblr #fitness #health #healthy #fitspo #life #help #strong #strength #believe 
Don’t let fear control your life.

With some of the things that’s been going on lately, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, Sandy Hook, and the Aurora theater shooting, a lot of people are full of fear, and rightfully so.

My heart and prayers goes out to everyone affected by all those events, and I mean nothing but respect for them.

But, we can’t let fear control us, you know?  We can’t let a few crazy people control our lives.  I’ll admit, when I go to a theater, I still glance around, bring a knife in my purse (hey, better than nothing), and figure out possible escape routes.  I still get scared when my sister goes to work as a fifth grade teacher.  

But do you think the people who lost their lives, would want all of us to be afraid?  I don’t think they would.  I know if it were me, I wouldn’t want people to have fear.  I’d want them to live their lives.

So, don’t let fear stop you from doing things.  Just trust in God, and it’s okay to be a little cautious, just don’t let it control you.  Fear is not something you’re born with, it’s something you learn, it’s something you take.

I’m signed up to do a 5k this weekend, and I’m going to do it.  My mom called and was saying she didn’t want me to do anymore 5ks. But, it’s for a cause that’s special to me (March of Dimes), and I’m not going to let one crazy idiot stop me.  

So, go to the theaters, kiss your kids/little siblings before they go to school, and go run.  Don’t let fear control your lives, and don’t let the actions of evil people ruin them.  

Be fearless, be strong, and carry on.

1 year ago
#fear #afraid #fearless #strength #strong #life #love #loss 
"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13
2 years ago
#fitblr #Christian #verse #love #hope #faith #strength #courage #life #God #scripture #Bible 
"Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks."
2 years ago
#encouragement #life #God #love #change #fear #courage #strength #fitblr 
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33 
2 years ago
#courage #fear #fearless #strength #peace #God #fitblr #Christian 
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6
2 years ago
#strength #courage #strong #fear #fitblr #Christian #fitness #health #life 
2 years ago
#Barlow Girl #fight #fitblr #fitness #health #healthy #fitspo #life #help #strong #strength #believe 
This is what happens when I get bored in class. 
But, I think it’s a good message for all of us to remember. 
STAY STRONG!!
2 years ago
#fitblr #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #love #health #healthy #security #message #strength #strong