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Jaime Hampton

Fear Fishing: 3 Steps To Overcome Your Fear

| May 14, 2018
Fear Fishing

It seems like most of my posts here at Candidly Christian begin with a confession. Today’s is this: I struggle with fear and chronic worry. By the grace of God, I’m beginning to recognize fear for what it is. And more importantly, I’m taking action, because I know that God has intended for me to live a life of victory, not defeat. I want to share some of my journey with you today in hopes that it will equip you to walk in victory over your own fears.

3 Steps to Overcome Your Fear & Subdue Chronic Worry

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

The picture I get in my mind as I read 2 Corinthians 10:5, particularly the “take captive every thought,” is the image of an exclusive fishing activity reserved only for Alaskan residents known as “dipnetting.” It’s a form of subsistence fishing that involves wading out in a river holding a huge dip net and basically letting the fish (usually salmon) swim right into your net. You can catch a year’s supply of fish this way. I have to be honest…I’ve never done it myself; it’s still on my Alaska bucket list, even though I’ve been a resident for years now. But I’ve seen plenty of people doing it. And it was this unique picture of the shoulder-to-shoulder Alaskans with their giant six-foot dip nets standing chest deep in cold Alaska river water that held the key to the three steps that have helped me in my struggle with fear.

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