October 30, 2017
December 8, 2017


Famous people throughout history have suffered from phobias.

Napoleon was crippled by ailurophobia, an irrational fear of cats.

Queen Elizabeth I was terrorised by anthophobia, an abnormal fear of flowers (she particularly feared roses).

Billionaire Howard Hughes was practically incapacitated by mysophobia, a pathological fear of germs.

Edgar Allen Poe and Harry Houdini suffered from claustrophobia.

Even the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, grappled with agoraphobia, a fear of crowds and public places.

The trouble is that many of us deny dealing with any kind of overwhelming fear, and rarely consider it a serious problem, but the fact remains that our fears hinder us on our journey towards change, and unless we face them we’ll never reach our given potential.

Maybe you don’t view the thing that’s bothering you as a fear at all.

It could be a feeling or situation you habitually avoid, or leave to others to handle.

Whatever it is, the only way to overcome it is to call it what it is, confront it, draw on God’s strength, and make a decision to change

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