Fear Box


What’s in Your Fear Box?

Psalm 55:5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.

Fear can consume our personal lives, our work lives, or our ministry lives. When it comes right down to it…is it possible for fear to invade only one aspect of our lives?

As shared in this movie clip 

the absent parent received a special package the day he became a father. He received a special package or fear box…in his case a fear box held responsibility—a fear for him that was too great to overcome. A fear that put him in a place that he needed a way of escape, and he had to find a way out. While his fear of responsibility seemed insurmountable, he chose to run from it. In contrast, those who trust in God’s word are promised His way out. We can know that He will see us through those fears that grip our lives.

1 Corinthians 10:13…But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

What is in your fear box?

Is it fear of letting go and letting the patient choose her own path, giving her the freedom to embrace her autonomy?

Is it fear of knowing where the next donation will come from in order to meet payroll?

Is it fear related to adding staff and the hesitation that can come with historically choosing poorly and the effect those choices have on your team?

Is it fear that when the discussion will come up about people who are post abortive, and you’ve never shared your experience as it relates to this issue?

Is it fear connected to the fact that your husband is not whom he seems to be to everyone else, and the concern is who can you tell?

Is it fear that your child’s choice to live an alternate lifestyle might not be accepted by your family members?

The list is endless of how each of our lives is woven together with unique circumstances that contribute to the fears we live with. Fears that can seem overwhelming, insurmountable boulders of experiences that position us to take a stand that may not be logical to others but to us, it’s real.

As a Grief and Loss Coach, I know that as humans our losses create fears in us that create our new normal. That new normal is confronted at a variety of times in our life, and we have two options: accept it and move through it with the truth of God’s word or like the father in the movie clip—flee.

When it comes to our fear box, it can be valuable to encourage and plan for a way for all to address their fears in a safe place. As the leader of your organization or team, I would encourage an activity to do just that. Whether you take charge of it or if you bring two of our team members in to facilitate a retreat, team building event, or community wide women’s event, it is worthwhile to unbox our fears.

If you are interested in how we can be part of such an event for you, please reach out to our office at 702-925-8737, and let’s get a team of likeminded women to join your team in opening the fear boxes that may be preventing optimal service and personal empowerment. Let’s build an army of strong over comers.

Psalm 27:3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident

Connie Ambrecht
Sparrow Solutions Group, Founder & CEO



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