Jennifer Allwood

Dont Let Worry Maintain You Again – Bible Gateway Weblog

By Jennifer Allwood

Be robust and brave. Don’t be afraid or terrified due to them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he won’t ever go away you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

All of us like secure. Its human nature to keep away from arduous issues, and our regular tendency is to float towards the secure factor with a view to defend ourselves. I imply, who truthfully likes to be scared?

Ladies particularly like secure.

Ladies who’ve gone by means of arduous issues will nearly at all times select secure, as a result of for the love of all issues holy, they dont need to return to going by means of arduous issues once more.

A girl who feels caught, overwhelmed, and scared will nearly at all times select secure, as a result of selecting the rest makes her really feel very weak, and she’s going to keep away from weak in any respect prices. Shes already acquired sufficient huge emotions as somebody whos scared, caught, and overwhelmed.

So due to my worry, I made a decision that I might get a level in computer systems in order that I might have the potential for an amazing revenue in the future.

I knew in my coronary heart of hearts that I used to be making the mistaken resolution that day. I keep in mind having a nagging feeling that a pc diploma was an terrible match for me. It was a lump-in-the-pit-of-my-belly feeling that I ignored as I picked lessons for my fall schedule.

Looking back, that feeling was God making an attempt to persuade me to do the larger, tougher, scarier factor I felt referred to as to, as a result of because the creator of the universe, he had put that love of fairly issues in me for a selected motive. However though I had grow to be a Christian at age 16, Id fallen off the religion wagon throughout my loopy yr in school. It wasnt till a few years later that I actually got here again, so making a giant life resolution about my diploma didnt embrace prayer or godly counsel. It included a pack of Marlboro Gentle 100s to calm my nerves and doing what appeared least scary in that second . . . computer systems.

I picked a level and a future I had no real interest in out of worry of messing up the security and safety of the life Id constructed.

Are you able to relate? Gosh, I hate worry a lot. Its such a con artist and such a thief.

Worry Is a Liar

We all know that worry is a liar. However its a realllllllly good one, isnt it?

Worry will persuade you to attend, cuz certainly if youre scared, it have to be unhealthy timing.

Worry will persuade you to accept lower than what you deserve. I really like the saying by Bob Goff, Worry and insecurity will at all times attempt to discuss us into settling for lesser issues. Isnt that the reality?

Fear Is Not the Boss of YouWe are able to all consider somebody who’s in a horrible relationship. And to us its so apparent, proper? Why did she accept that knucklehead? However I assure you, she settled out of worry. Worry that nobody higher would come alongside. Worry that she can be alone ceaselessly.

Worry makes us conceal. It makes us play small in order that others wont see us. Typically meaning actually small.

Anybody else acquired a difficulty with feeling uncovered?

I’ve at all times been this manner. My worry of being seen isnt a brand new factor since being profitable in my enterprise, however the success has amplified it and makes me need to conceal much more.

Perhaps you dont have a worry of failure or a worry of being seen. However do you’ve gotten a worry of success? A worry that for those who grow to be profitable you wont be capable to sustain, to maintain it, to maintain it?

Im telling you, individuals (me included) do bizarre issues on a regular basis once we begin to see a bit success.

However worry isnt nearly enterprise. There are research that present typically ladies is not going to drop a few pounds that they should for worry of drawing undesirable consideration to themselves or worry of being seen.

Worry does unusual issues to us. It makes us act irrationally and behave in methods we all know usually are not good for us.

So between being caught, overwhelmed, and scared, its no surprise so many ladies are taking part in small. It seems like a lot work is required to get previous these issues, doesnt it?

My Story

It took me 5 lengthy years of working full-time in the course of the day and going to highschool nights and weekends to get my diploma in Pc Based mostly Info Programs (what does that even imply?).

I used to be 30 years outdated and married by the point commencement rolled round, and I used to be feeling like a rock star as a result of the tip of evening faculty was in sight.

One weekend, not lengthy earlier than commencement, Jason and I went to a house present in Kansas Metropolis as a result of I used to be nonetheless obsessive about homes. As a newly married couple, Jason and I had bought a brand new residence, and I used to be itching to brighten it. And there on the present, tucked in one of many aisles between the shutters and the air conditioners and the deck remodelers, was a gifted couple who taught lessons on ornamental and pretend portray. Till that second, I didnt even know what that was.

As quickly as I walked into their sales space, I felt my coronary heart start to race. You creatives get this. It was like being surrounded with colourful, scrumptious eye sweet. All over the place I regarded there was extra stimulating goodnessall these wonderful textures and colours that might be put onto partitions and cupboards. My thoughts was racing with the chances for our own residence.

This couple taught weekend-long portray lessons, and I signed as much as go to at least one, only for enjoyable. (Aspect observe: that is what I name a gateway drug. God usually makes use of one thing you arent even on the lookout for to pivot you and lead you to your calling. It usually looks like one thing little and thrilling, however its usually setting you up for the massive factor God actually desires you to do.)

My pal, that weekend modified my life . . . and my profession and my future. I grew to become obsessive about paint. With the odor, the texture, the colours, the textures, and the way I might use it to make something fairly!

Though I used to be lower than a month out from graduating with honors with my pc diploma, I went residence and advised my husband I wished to start out a portray firm as a aspect hustle to my day job. Thank God that he gave me the thumbs-up on my concept, as a result of it made no sense.

I graduated and commenced working in my blah, blah, blah job of software program growth. Insert all of the yawning GIFs. I’m so grateful for sensible individuals who perceive computer systems, however I used to be not and am not certainly one of them.

I wore my pantyhose and fancy pager (are you sufficiently old to recollect these?), and I ought to have felt like scorching stuff, however I used to be dying on the within. I might by no means shake the concept there needed to be extra to life than this. I couldnt stand watching the clock till 5:00 day by day, the commute, the conferences, the schedule. Ew. Im nonetheless triggered simply fascinated by it.

It was not who I used to be, however I used to be so scared to do the rest that I stayed caught in a job that wasnt for me, after which hated myself for not having the heart to do one thing that I wished to do. I knew Id by no means give up the pc gig to do portray full-time, although, as a result of SRPs dont quit their 401(ok) matches to roll the cube on being self-employed. They only dont.

Enter divine intervention. (Thats code for God is sufficiently big to kind out the mess I made and nonetheless get me to do what I used to be speculated to be doing. Thats why hes God.)

I began The Magic Brush (I do know, tacky) in 2000 and painted on nights and weekends after working on the pc job all day. I wasted my employers time Monday by means of Friday looking out the web for brand spanking new portray concepts and dreaming about having a job that I didnt hate day by day. Insert all of the hanging head emojis, as a result of Jen, what had been you doin, lady?

Finally, although, my day job caught on to the truth that I used to be losing their time they usually laid me off. Thank the Lord, as a result of in any other case I might have grown outdated and died there in that cubicle with pantyhose on.

Now that I used to be jobless, although, I made a decision to attempt to make one thing out of this little portray gig. If I might get sufficient clients, possibly I wouldnt have to return to that pantyhose and pager life.

And guess what? It labored. I regarded up each designer and decorator in my a part of Kansas Metropolis within the Yellow Pages (a dinosaur of a ebook) and both referred to as or confirmed as much as each certainly one of them.

Now, as an introvert, I’m joyful to by no means go away residence and discuss to nobody. However desperation will make a woman do issues she in any other case wouldnt. God can work with determined! I used to be keen to do something to keep away from going again to company America.

I landed some wonderful portray jobs with some high-end decorators and houses, and I ended up proudly owning that portray firm for 17 years and dealing in three properties for Excessive Makeover: Residence Version. Our portray was in sought-after properties in parades, on TV, and in magazines. And that ultimately led me to teaching different inventive ladies on learn how to construct their native companies on-line. It was my honor to personal that firm for thus lengthy.

Sure, my life is gorgeous with out having that adorning diploma, however Unwell at all times know that worry made me select secure, and it price me years (5, to be precise) of life whereas I slugged it out in evening faculty. And that makes me unhappy.

Unhappy sufficient, in reality, to put in writing Worry Is Not the Boss of You for you in order that I may help you to do issues in a different way. I’m writing for you the ebook I wanted at the moment in my life.


Fear Is Not the Boss of YouTailored from Worry Is Not the Boss of You: How you can Get Out of Your Head and Reside the Life You Had been Made For by Jennifer Allwood. Click on right here to study extra about this title.


This ebook is for any lady who has ever been overwhelmed with indecision, paralyzed with worry, or simply plain caught. With no-nonsense biblical reality, Worry Is Not the Boss of You is a loving kick within the bottom that can catapult you into ACTION. Profitable entrepreneur, enterprise coach, and lady subsequent door Jennifer Allwood is your information to indicate you why you possibly can’t keep caught, instructing you learn how to get out of your individual means and get on the street to fulfilling the lifetime of your dreamseven for those who’re afraid.

Whether or not you’re considering of launching a brand new enterprise, adopting a baby, writing a ebook, or competing in a triathlon, Jennifer will inspire you to maneuver from paralyzing worry into brave obedience and motion. With tales, easy reality, and sensible ideas you possibly can apply immediately, Jennifer will present you learn how to:

  • Determine how and the place you might be caught
  • Decide what’s holding you again
  • Get out of your individual means
  • Empower these round you
  • Expertise the unimaginable pleasure that comes from trusting a giant God to do huge issues in you and thru you

That is your gutsy invitation to go after the massive dream God has referred to as you to . . . as a result of worry just isn’t the boss of you.

Jennifer Allwood is a passionate cheerleader of ladies who provides biblical reality to the fashionable day dream huge mantra. Her no-nonsense strategy to doing issues you might be scared to do and saying sure to God helps ladies in every single place construct the life and enterprise of their goals. When shes not teaching her almost 3,000 purchasers every month, shes residing the dream in Kansas Metropolis with Mr. Magic (her husband, Jason) and their 4 wild kiddosNoah, Easton, Ava Grace, and their new bonus kiddo, Ariana. Oh, and their Goldendoodles, Stella and Lola, one of the best canine on earth. Comply with together with Jennifer at jenniferallwood.com.


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