The spirit of fear is powerful and will hold you back from living the life that God has predestined for you.

God created you cell by cell and knit you in your mothers womb ever so carefully — He did not create the spirit of fear within you, that was created from worldly ways, not God’s way.

When you feel fear within you and you give in, you are already setting yourself up for failure. You are convincing yourself that you will fail or get hurt or lose the relationship or the client, etc. But where is the truth in that? There is no truth, as this event has not come to fruition yet.

If you approach life with hesitation with a subconscious belief that this will not work, you will do everything in your power to prove this to be true. You will naturally seek to find the failures, rather than positives such as; You had the courage to try it, you took that first step, you fell down so what you picked yourself back up, etc.

Humans are powerful. We are unstoppable if we believe. Don’t succumb to your subconscious limiting beliefs because you have the power within you to live your best life — Without this spirit of fear you’ve manifested.

Get comfortable with having deliverance from fear.

Fear is not from God. It says in The Bible multiple times “Fear not, for I am with you.” Worry is fear. Anxiety is fear. Excessive reasoning is fear.

The enemy uses the spirit of fear to keep us from fulfilling God’s intended purpose for our lives.

I want to do everything in my power to fulfill what God’s purpose is for me, however, sometimes the spirit of fear holds me back.

I got asked yesterday to be a speaker at an event being held in Kelowna, BC that has the vision of it being the Canadian version of PTBB (pays to be brave) with Angie Lee. This terrified me but also excited me and reminded me that  God wants me to be an inspirational speaker— He’s shown me this countless times! But I let the spirit of fear take hold over my life and gave the power to the enemy for me to back down from God’s plan.

In 2017, I applied for a beta spot in a public speaking course for inspiring TedX speakers with over 700 applicants and only 100 being selected, I was chosen.

In 2018 I was asked to speak at an event In New Orleans, but out of fear I backed out thinking I wouldn’t make an impact and get stage freight also fearful of not having the funds for the trip.

In 2018 I attended my first inspirational event hosted by a local coach and thought about hosting my own events in my city. But I backed out due to fear.

In 2019 I got asked to host a Bible study, but I was afraid and backed out coming up with all the excuses. What if I make a fool out of myself? What if I don’t know what to say? What if I’m a bad leader, etc.
You see, the thing with fear is we all experience it, but we have the decision to overcome it. God has given us the armor to conquer all obstacles that we are to face.
I want to ask you right now, in this exact moment, to have a conversation with God. Ask him these questions and be still. Listen to what He has to share with you.

  1. What fears am I holding onto that are stopping me from fulfilling my purpose in life?
  2. God, when did I learn this lie?
  3. What is a truth that you want me to replace this lie with?

My BIG fear right now that I am learning to let go of, is God’s purpose for me to be an inspirational speaker and to impact thousands….millions of lives. I have a limiting belief that I am not good enough, that someone else can do it better, that I will fumble, etc. I will do all the wrong things. But when I asked God these questions he revealed to me the following:

That I have the spirit of fear within me and do not think I have the ability to impact millions of lives and to read Timothy. This lie was self-imposed. I had learned it by setting high expectations for myself (goals) that weren’t within my purpose and not meeting them, therefore I felt like a failure. I was knit in my mother’s womb with a purpose. I am worthy of impacting millions of lives and have the proper tools and abilities to do so, as God Himself will equip me.

When I shared this on social media, my audience had nothing but amazing things to say about me pursuing a speaking career.

  • I can see you doing this, you are called.
  • You’re an amazing inspiration and a kind-hearted person. You can accomplish it without a doubt.

God HAS truly called me to this, so as my reader. I am asking for prayers because we all know how powerful the power of prayer is. Please give me the strength to attend my first toastmaster’s meeting, as this, I truly feel is my first step to embodying the role of a speaker.

I will follow up with another blog post at a later date on how my first meeting went.

Have a beautifully blessed day.

God bless,
Courtney Berry
Christian Happiness Strategist & Creative Writing Coach.








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