How to Overcome Fear and Comparison

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Fear can be crippling. If we let it, it will become our master and sit on the throne in our hearts. And here is the crazy thing: We can’t make fear go away. And we wouldn’t want to even if we could. Sometimes fear is helpful to keep us from doing something stupid. But it can also paralyze us, which is stupid too. Right now, fear is in the air, it is spreading faster than the virus. 

To help us deal with the issues of fear and comparison, we have the authors of Influence: Building a Platform That Elevates Jesus (Not Me). Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!

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4 Responses to How to Overcome Fear and Comparison

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser June 2, 2020 at 11:12 am #

    Comparison can darken days
    and gives folks cause to fear;
    to me this would be cause for praise,
    for I am bleeding here.
    I cannot stop what’s happening,
    there’s no recall of time
    that’s led to this, so shattering
    that it feels quite like a crime.
    But cancer’s part of fallen world,
    and there is no recourse
    but turn a hard and brave face toward
    a foe without remorse.
    This is not career’s revival;
    this is all about survival.

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    Lila Diller June 2, 2020 at 11:24 am #

    Thank you so much for this! That was so timely for me, as I have been struggling with wondering if God only uses those with big, dramatic stories or tragedies, and I don’t have one. Thank you so much, Shannon, for sharing that you share little stories about your little life — that’s something I can do!

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    fakazamusic June 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

    thats cool

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    Chrystal June 3, 2020 at 7:26 am #

    This was just what I needed to hear! I loved the part about being content with the audience that God gives you to minister to regardless of size. As a new writer, I feel like I need to go back and listen to this once a week as a reminder!

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