When I meet with my coaching clients, I learn a great deal about not only what their goals are or what they want to achieve, but I get to know the person. In my latest coaching client we started talking about where do I pull my tranformational ideas from. There is no magic hat and I am not pulling the rabbit of ideas from that hat even if it had existed. My motivation is my strong testimony of the power of the Holy Scriptures.
I do not coach someone based on their protected characterstics such as gender, age, religion, etc.; but sometimes I do tap into the religious area and as a Christian, I strongly believe everyone can attain their greatness by the power of their Creator, whether you call that being God, Yahweh, Allah, Brahman, or whatever. If you seek out the words of wisdom from your Creator, you too can grow and achieve anything you put your soul to.
One of the pillars that people often have a tough time with is fostering the change to overcome the diversity or fear to see what’s on the other side. Think about driving down the road at night, and you come up to a curve. You cannot see what is on the other side of the curve, so do you plow forward at the speed limit, or do you follow the caution sign that says instead of 55 M.P.H, it calls for 35 M.P.H. You decide to take the curve at 55 and before you know it, on the end of the curve is a deer and you cannot avoid hitting it.
Fear is a powerful and often paralyzing emotion that can hinder reactions, whether it be in this driving occurence or personal growth and development. While we may all make different decisions in life, the power of knowledge is key.
When we talk about growth and development, the King James Bible offers profound wisdom and guidance on how to overcome fear and embrace a growth mindset. Let’s explore some key scriptures from the King James Bible that provide inspiration and encouragement for those seeking to overcome fear and cultivate a mindset of growth and faith.
- 2 Timothy 1:7 – The Power of a Sound Mind: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” This scripture reminds us that fear does not come from God. Instead, He has bestowed upon us power, love, and a sound mind. Embracing a growth mindset involves acknowledging that fear is not from God and allowing His love and power to drive away fear.
- Isaiah 41:10 – Fear Not, For I Am With Thee: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” This scripture reassures us that God is with us and will strengthen us in times of fear. Knowing that we are not alone can give us the confidence to face challenges and embrace growth opportunities.
- Philippians 4:13 – I Can Do All Things: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” This verse underscores the belief that with faith and Christ’s strength, we can overcome any obstacle or fear. A growth mindset involves believing in our ability to grow and improve with God’s help.
- Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Trusting in the Lord and acknowledging Him in all aspects of life is essential to overcoming fear. When we rely on our understanding alone, fear can take hold. But when we trust in God’s guidance, we open ourselves to growth and transformation.
- Romans 8:28 – All Things Work Together: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Embracing a growth mindset means understanding that even in difficult times, God is working for our good. This perspective can help us face fear with resilience and hope.
I am sure there are many more verses that can resonate with you in either my Holy Bible or the book that your religions uses to help guide you through fear, but these are some of my favorites that I will share if Christianity is included conversations with my coaching clients.
Fear can be a formidable barrier to personal growth, but Sciptures can offer us timeless wisdom and encouragement for those seeking to overcome fear and embrace a growth mindset. By remembering that fear does not come from God, trusting in His presence and guidance, and believing in our ability to overcome with His strength, we can move forward in faith and experience transformative growth in our lives. With these scriptures as our guide, we can confidently navigate the challenges of life and develop a mindset that is open to learning, change, and the abundant blessings that God has in store for us.
If you are interested in fulfilling your dreams, goals, and life, but have challenges, Bradley Trede is accepting weekend appointments for attaining change through the growth mindset. If interested, please contact him or sign up for one of his coaching sessions.