‘Do the Thing You Think You Cannot Do’

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this hour. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


All of us has an image of ourselves being brave. Whether it’s standing up to a mean person at work, helping the poor, or having a conversation that we never thought we’d be able to find the words for–we have these pictures in our heads of courage. But as we journey along we know there is something–a fear–that will attempt to rob us of that bravery.

There are many different types of fears but whatever yours may be–fear that you’ll never get married, fear that you have to stay the course, etc.–remember that it can rob you of your bravery and focus. If we’re not careful, we can protect ourselves right out of our purpose.

I’m not sure where you are physically and emotionally, but we must remember to overcome ourselves so that we can do what God created and positioned us to do. We always have a choice, and we may be just one brave decision away from what God has in store. So, you can either choose to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. Look fear right in the face and deny its reality on your life.

I often wish I could just figure out what it is that makes me doubt. That would help, right? The thoughts of not being enough are something that I can totally relate to. But I’m going to let you in on something…THE secret is in understanding who you are, instead of who you aren’t. We as women know all of the things that are imperfect, but remember this: God will perfect that which concerns you.

All my love…
Donna xoxox

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What fear will you face down today? Tell us in the comments section below. #BYmovement

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  1. We must overcome ourselves! So good!! My biggest fear is that I will never be the best version of me! So glad I can turn those fears over to Jesus!

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    • Thanks for sharing Christina, I think we ALL have that fear!! I am convinced through the years that just doing it even when it doesn’t work perfectly, is the best way to be the best version of ourselves. Such great self discovery and grace in the process hey?. I love what AA Milne wrote “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”
      Go for it, we are cheering you on!.
      Donna xx

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  2. So ON POINT! This speaks volumes to me today in sooooo many ways! THANKS! Xxxxo

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    • YOU are amazing Carlissa…a brave one for sure!
      We believe in you and know that you’ve got this baby!

      Donna xx

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  3. “…we may be just one brave decision away from what God has in store” – Love this (need this!)

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    • Such a powerful thought hey?

      love you xx

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  4. I am woman, hear me roar. “Fear shrinks the brain.” – Walking Dead. lol. I thought that was good.

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  5. We hear you roaring Monica…keep building those brain cells…lol

    Roaring with YOU.

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