What is a fearless woman? I’ve been thinking about this, dreaming about it, writing about it and even speaking about it. If you had to ask ten different people what it means to live without fear, you would get a variety of answers.
Fearless women are authentic.
Fearless women are tender.
Fearless women are brave, kind, compassionate, and loving.
F-E-A-R-L-E-S-S woman are powerful who can change the world
Love moves faith. A fearless woman knows that she is loved and therefore believe and trust God. Faith can conquer fear. Why? Because if we know, we are loved, then we can believe the promises God has spoken over us. One such a promise is from Psalm 34:4, “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
A fearless woman is an encourager. She speaks courage into those around her. Not only does she care for others, but she prioritizes self-care too. People change when they are around her. Consider this passage: “Sharing words of wisdom is satisfying to your inner being. It encourages you to know that you’ve changed someone else’s life.” Proverbs 18:20 TPT
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon
Able to adapt
In my book on overcoming fear (release planned for later this year), I speak about being able to adapt on our journey toward victory. When we face our fears, we learn how to overcome and have to adjust to a new way of living. As we grow and change, our outlook on life changes and as a result, our habits and routines change too.
Roars at fear (she has courage)
A fearless woman has the courage of a lion – she faces her fears boldly (and sometimes quietly), but she doesn’t give up. She fiercely guards the promises God gave her and pursues life.
Did you know?
- Aslan is the Turkish and Mongolian word for “lion.” It is also the name of the lion in C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.
- A lioness doesn’t roar as often a lion but does so when she needs to communicate.
- A lioness can experience emotions. In 2002, a lioness adopted and protected a baby antelope. However, two weeks later, a male lion ate the baby while the lioness slept. The lioness appeared grief-stricken and walked around roaring in anger.
How can you take courage today? Perhaps it’s a small step, such as acknowledging your fears or talking to someone about them?
Proverbs 31:25 reminds us that just such a woman is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future, in other words, “she laughs at the time to come.” Isn’t that remarkable?
Who of us can say that we can laugh at the future? We don’t know what will happen in the days ahead. But these verses distinctly say, and it means that they can laugh with having no fear of a person, a thing or circumstance.
I want to be like that!
I’ve met women who are so afraid of the future that they live as if they are already dead. One lady described herself to me, saying, “I am paralyzed by fear. I don’t go to the beach or for walks because I’m afraid. I keep on thinking what if.” I’m not speaking about being foolish and making unwise decisions because a fearless woman is a wise woman too.
A sense of humor goes a long way to conquering fear. As a fruit of the spirit, joy becomes a source of strength. We can learn to consider it all joy when we face trials. Joy is a source of strength.
“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell
Enters the battle
There are moments in the struggle to overcome fear when we have to consciously show up and fight for victory. We battle for freedom on our knees, with our words and out of rest. Praying the Word of God, obeying His instructions to us and practically applying wisdom to our lives are all part of warfare. She fights for her freedom.
Surrendered to Christ
Fearless women live a surrendered life to Christ. We can confidently place our trust in the Lord and know that He will fight on our behalf. Psalm 91 reminds us to abide under the shadow of His wings. We surrender our fears to God and trust Him with our lives. In the battle, rest becomes a weapon. Our strength is renewed day by day.
Skilled to overcome
By now, we’ve entered the battle, faced our fears, and surrendered to Christ. Now it’s time to learn new skills or reactivate old helpful skills. These include learning to bounce back, to renew our minds, learn about a healthy diet, pursue meaningful friendships, and develop new skills.
A woman who is F-E-A-R-L-E-S-S lives in a growing measure with these traits (and more).
I’d love to hear from you – how would you describe the acronym – FEARLESS?
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