15 Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

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15 Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

At the beginning of this year I saw a "faith > fear" tattoo and I declared that faith over fear would be my motto for 2018. Little did I know, God was already planning on bringing situations into my life that would make me face my fears - and I don't mean little things like being afraid of spiders. Facing your fears can be...well, scary. But the growth that comes from it is far greater than staying stagnant. Here are 15 quotes to help you face your fears:

1. One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. - Henry Ford

2. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

3. Don't let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen. - Doe Zantamata

4. Fear is an idea-crippling, experience-crushing, success-stalling inhibitor inflicted only by yourself. - Stephanie Melish

5. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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6. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. - Thich Nhat Hanh

7. We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. - Dr. Henry Link

8. Stop letting your fear condemn you to mediocrity. - Dr. Steve Maraboli

9. If you want to tap into what life has to offer, let love be your primary mode of being, not fear. Fear closes us down and makes us retreat. It locks doors and limits opportunities. Love is about opening to possibilities. Seeing the world with new eyes. It widens our heart and mind. Fear incarcerates, but love liberates. - John Mark Green

10. Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. - Richard Bach

11. Don't fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today. - Unknown

12. The beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away. - Robin Sharma

13. Use your fear...it can take you to the place where you store your courage. - Amelia Earhart

14. Fear is the dark room where the devil develops his negatives. - Gary Busey

15. If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie

BONUS: 5 Scriptures to Help You Face Your Fears

As a Christian, it is important to be that I go to the Word of God when I need encouragement or advice. Here are five scriptures that will help you face your fears:

1. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. - Deuteronomy 3:18

2. Don't fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. - Isaiah 43:1

3. Perfect love casts out all fear. - 1 John 4:18

4. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. DO not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27

5. 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

Leave me a comment! How do you encourage yourself to face your fears?