Fear is one of the most common calling blockers. Calling catalysts for overcoming fear include:

  • Learning to break a goal into bite-sized, “do-able” steps;
  • Asking for help from others; and,
  • Practicing “biblical affirmations,” which are Scripture verses that embed God’s truth in your mind and heart. For example, you can memorize verses such as:
  1. “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13)
  2. “God has not given me a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7, paraphrased)

The more you focus on your fears, the less you focus on God. The more you focus on God, the less you focus on your fears!

As you seek to discern your calling, ask the Lord to help you see any calling blockers that may be hindering you in becoming the person He created you to be and doing the things He designed you to do. You are not alone in the journey of discovering and living your calling, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13). Ask the Lord to give you the courage and power to move forward in your life. He has created you for a purpose, and will enable you to conquer your calling blockers and fulfill your mission in life.

Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck are the authors of Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life. They are National Certified Career Counselors and recognized experts in helping people identify their giftedness and find their purpose in life. Their websites, www.ChristianCareerCenter.com and www.ChurchJobsOnline.com, feature hundreds of  job listings from churches, ministries, and Christian employers; a resume bank; career articles; and a free consultation session for individuals interested in career counseling/coaching and testing to discover work that fits their God-given design.