Overcoming fear through soul shepherding
What is soul shepherding?
Did you know that you can shepherd your soul to overcome fear? If we choose to live fearlessly, then learning how to do this well is the key to living that way.
As Helen Keller said: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” To embark on an adventure implies that you go on an unusual and exciting or daring experience. It means that things could go wrong and that you have to overcome obstacles. To live fearlessly is just that – it is a daring adventure!
Life is full of unusual experiences, some hard and some not so hard. But, that’s what fearless living is all about: facing tough times and overcoming them. We aim to live a full life, to face our fears and work at overcoming them. I’ve had to do that, and I’ve discovered a few ways to conquer fear. Over the course of time, I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned, and I’d like to learn from you, please do make contact.
Learning to shepherd our souls
We shepherd our souls as we overcome fear. Our souls consist of our mind, our will, and our emotions. A shepherd’s primary responsibility is the safety and welfare of the flock. Therefore, we can take care of our mind and our emotions well in the battle to overcome fear. We feed our minds, we protect it from the negative input, and we guard it; that’s shepherding your soul.
Whether you face the fear of failure, a phobia, fear of violence, illness, death or any other fear, learning to shepherd you soul will stand you in good stead as you learn to live a fearless life.
“Our brains are made for love. Not fear. Not performance. Not aggression. But love.” Caroline Leaf.
The way you think today will affect how you focus tomorrow.
By shepherding your soul, you choose what you focus on with your mind. You can decide how to think and how to react. Your mind is your intellect. It is your brain, with the ability to think and reason. In saying that, how you think shapes your life in many ways. When you align your brain and thought processes with God’s way of thinking about certain things, your brain starts to change. This profound insight helps you heal from fear.
Thoughts are real physical things. No thought should ever enter your mind unchecked. You can’t necessarily control how many ideas come into your mind, but you can control what you do with those impressions. How you think not only affects your body and your soul but your spirit too. It also affects those around you. In conquering fear, become aware of your thought processes. When you choose to think about things that are good and helpful, then your brain starts to change. What this means is that you can change your brain through your thoughts.
“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” Philippians 4:8 (TPT)
When we think about things that are good and trustworthy, our brain becomes stimulated with new thought patterns. What this means is that when we study and apply Scripture, our minds become renewed and our lives start to transform. We change from the inside out. That is the phenomenal power of the Word of God.
Feed your soul the right stuff
By shepherding your soul, you feed your mind with the right kind of food. You also make sure your brain has time to rest and be renewed. Because after all, your thoughts become your words that become your actions and if you keep on repeating them it becomes your habits and lifestyle. Feed your soul well today.