Living in Fear vs. Living in Faith: Transforming Your Mindset

mindset June 21, 2024

Hey, my lovely friends! It’s Rebecca Louise here, and today I want to talk to you about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately: the battle between FEAR and FAITH.

If you’ve been feeling anxious, depressed, or just down in the dumps, this blog post is for you. We’re going to talk about how living in fear means we are lacking faith, and how shifting our focus can change our entire outlook on life.


The Connection Between Fear and Faith

Living in fear often means we are not putting our trust in the process, ourselves, or the universe. Fear is that little voice in your head that says you can’t do it, that you’re not enough, or that things will never get better. Well here’s the thing: fear and faith cannot coexist. When you are filled with faith, there’s no room for fear. Faith is trusting that things will work out, that you have the strength to overcome obstacles, and that you are capable of achieving your dreams.


Why We Feel Fearful

Often, fear creeps in when we are too focused on ourselves. We worry about what others think, fear failure, or dwell on past mistakes. This inward focus magnifies our problems, making them seem insurmountable. What if I told you that the key to overcoming fear is shifting your focus outward?

When you start focusing on others, practicing gratitude, and appreciating what you have, life becomes a lot easier to live. This doesn’t mean you won’t feel sad, angry, or scared—it’s natural to have these emotions; it means you don’t have to live in those emotions. You have the power to choose a different perspective.


Real-Life Examples

Consider this: You’re having a rough day, and then you meet a veteran from World War II and hear their stories of resilience and bravery. Suddenly, your bad day doesn’t seem so bad. Or visit a children’s hospital, and you’ll realize the strength and positivity that children battling serious illnesses exhibit daily. These experiences put things into perspective, showing us that we often magnify our problems for significance. 


You Are Enough

You don’t need anxiety or depression to prove you’ve overcome challenges. You are enough just as you are. By focusing on gratitude and faith, you can transform your life. Here are five tips to help you move from fear to faith, especially if you’re struggling with anxiety, sadness, or depression.


Five Tips to Move from Fear to Faith

  1. Start with Gratitude

Every morning, write down three things you’re grateful for. It can be as simple as the sunshine, a warm cup of coffee, or a loving friend. Gratitude shifts your focus from what you lack to what you have.

  1. Exercise Daily

Movement is a powerful antidote to fear. Exercise releases endorphins, which improve your mood and reduce stress. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a yoga session, or a full-body workout, find something you enjoy and make it a daily habit.

  1. Eat Nourishing Foods

What you put into your body affects your mood. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your diet. Avoid excessive sugar and processed foods, which can lead to mood swings and energy crashes.

  1. Practice Mindfulness

Take time each day to practice mindfulness or meditation. Even just a few minutes of deep breathing can help center your mind and reduce anxiety. Mindfulness helps you stay present and focused, reducing the power of fearful thoughts.

  1. Serve Others

Helping others is a powerful way to shift your focus and feel better. Volunteer at a local charity, help a neighbor, or simply offer a listening ear to a friend in need. Serving others brings a sense of purpose and connection, diminishing feelings of fear and isolation.

Check out my podcast episode on The Power of Mindset: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. In this episode, I talk about how your mindset shapes your reality and the incredible impact positive thinking can have on your life.


Life is too short to live in fear. Yes, we all face challenges, and it’s okay to feel fear - it doesn’t have to control your life. By choosing to focus on gratitude, practicing faith, and helping others, you can transform your mindset and live a more fulfilling, joyful life. Remember, you are enough just as you are, and with the right mindset, everything will work out in your favor.

Let’s make a commitment this week to shift our focus from fear to faith. Embrace gratitude, move your body, nourish your mind and soul, and watch how your life transforms. You have the power to choose how you respond to life’s challenges. Let’s choose faith over fear and live our best lives!

Keep shining, and remember, it’s all about the grit!



Rebecca Louise