God and Fear

Oh Jeez Louise…now what does boyfriend have me sharing?

And it’s not only my boyfriend.

After I shared my ‘insight’ with you this last week, I was flooded with loving and encouraging emails. Telling me yes and more yes. You wanted to hear more insights and more “Rhonda.”

I am inspired by your desire to understand more deeply your process. You shared so much of your heart and stories with me. So much goodness. I must respond in kind and answer your call of bravery with my own.

So here goes…(and yes, my boyfriend said this was the one I HAD to share.) This is super vulnerable because I don’t talk about this much.

And be sure to watch until the VERY END. Some parts you may disagree with so KEEP WATCHING. Trust me. It gets good.

Please share your thoughts with me. Let me know if you want me to share more of my spiritual journey. (I have absolutely no idea.) Or if you’d rather I keep the big guy out of the Fearless conversation. I really want to know. Write your comments below.

Sharing a piece of my spiritual journey with you definitely brings up fear of being ridiculed and judged. My Wheel of Fear is on high alert.

“What if they don’t want to hear about all that woo-woo stuff or what if they think it’s plain ol’ dumb? Or maybe they think it’s blasphemy to talk this way.”

But I learned a long time ago…DO NOT LISTEN TO FEAR. It will always get  you into trouble. 🙂 🙂

Okay, go on now and watch the video. ALL THE WAY TO THE END or you might not get the full picture. And don’t forget to share your thoughts. I want to hear from you.

Share in the comments below. It’s your chance to connect with the community and maybe even find support.

I am going to hit the publish button now. No, really. I am. Hitting send …..NOW!

Sending Fearless Love,
Rhonda

p.s. I’d be honored. Please share this blog post with your Facebook friends, twitter followers and family.

Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from its message.

Maybe you know someone who is having a spiritual crisis (or you suspect they are) or perhaps someone you love needs to hear that someone else gets how hard it is to hang with God at times. Share it. I am grateful for your love.

 

 

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10 comments
soylareyna
soylareyna

Thank you Rhonda for sharing and shining such a beautiful light on how we can easily mistake fear for freedom.

You are such an inspiration to so many. I myself have an even bigger respect towards you knowing that you believe

in the Almighty God who when we call on His name even in our darkest moments that he extends His hand and answers our 

prayers in a way that we can help others in there journey called life. I have a son who fights for his life every day and sometimes I feel like I can't do it anymore and then people like yourself give us that extra push or strength to keep going. Thank you again for sharing your heart with us. HUGS from Texas!

ClestineHerbert
ClestineHerbert

Wow Rhonda. That is sooooo beautiful and wonderful.  Thank you for sharing.  I love it! I love your journey and I love how God is so patient with us. He'll sat and waited because He knew you were His and would come back to Him anyway.  But your journey, was (and is) important. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your heart.

May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly.

Mademoiselle
Mademoiselle

Hi Rhonda, Thank you for this video and your transparency. I enjoyed watching you and felt your passion in sharing your life with us. I heard you on Marcia Weider's website and wanted to know more.

I was surprised by your comment that God didn't give you fearless living. Probably because I see everything as connected and after listening to part of your life story about the tragic loss of your parents and then the "truth" that you experienced with God that it was too hard of a lesson in this video, fearless living seems to be God's answer to your openness with him - for you and for us. I see a connection between your God-inspired fearless way of living your truth in communication with God as also a powerdul part of what happened next. In my connection perspective, you were created to be the one to bring forth this fearless living message and eveything was working to advance that. Surely many of us who do not move forward out of fear do so because we are risk averse to pain in maknig decisions and having to choose one thing over another. Although that in no way compares with your loss, everytime I have to choose anything I experience a kind of grief for the other thing. At this moment, you were meant to be the one to express how to move forward fearlessly in spite of the pain. It all seems so in sync and planned.

I am experiencing something extremely difficult right now but it was in my truth with God when I told him what I really felt that I got clarity. It has not been pretty. :) For me this is the personal nature of being in true intimacy with God. So many times people are afraid to tell the ugly truth but it is in those moments that we connect with God in our raw state that we see how incredibly close to him we are.

I think when you put that line between you and God he stepped over it onto your side. You may have felt far from him but he was never far from you but instead by your side in an embrace so close you could hardly detect him, all the while inspiring and moving your forward into this understanding of living freely in partnership with God.

I humbly submit this comment in gratitude of how you are allowing God to use you. Thanks for being on your knees, i am on mine too, confident of God's guidance through every moment and experience. As you said, "me and God are like this (fingers crossed)!"

Peace and love,

Rebecca

NikkiHodson
NikkiHodson

Rhonda,

I have loved you since the first time I saw you on Starting Over. You know. For years before that, I knew that I wanted to be a life coach. I just didn't know what to call what I wanted to be. I would tell others what I wanted to do, but could never give it a name until Starting Over. I, too, am a "God Junkie"! I know that I am NOTHING without Him and am dedicated to letting Him guide the rest of my life while I do my best to trust and obey. You see. I believe that fear is the opposite of faith. When we fear, then we CAN'T be trusting God. I know that I don't have the time to go into all of it here, but just want you to know that I have read your story and know that God has certainly made you to be a very courageous woman. Now, I know even more about the source of that strength and courage. I would, absolutely, LOVE to hear more about your faith. You have been given many gifts and anyone who would judge you for this admission and respect you less just isn't even WORTH having in your corner. You see. Your self worth doesn't come from the outside. It comes from within. I like to tell my coachees that no one can steal your joy except you give it to them. You ARE a very brave woman, Rhonda, and it doesn't matter who else believes it. The only people who really NEED to know it are God and you! The rest of us don't count, so don't let ANY of us elicit the emotion of fear in you. Your story has been heard at least by me and I stand with you. You ARE validated and don't ever let go of that. Thank you, so much, for your strength and courage. You have been a great strength to women everywhere! God bless! Nikki Hodson

JRoJD
JRoJD

Thank you for sharing this. I just watched it for the 2nd time. Your "uncomfortability" with it was clear. SO many of us think that the Teachers "have it down;" everything healed and resolved. It's vitally important to see a Teacher in her process, doing what we're doing - just ahead of us on the journey. I greatly appreciate your statement (paraphrasing) "utilize the tools of fearless living when prompted by spirit" - something like that; fearlessly doing/being what God would have us be/do. THAT'S some scary stuff!!!! - meeting God's requests of us - even if the results are joyful.

I do, at the same time, understand the importance of not alienating those who don't have a relationship with God - or any spiritual foundation at all. People are here with you because we are wounded and hurting. When something deeply painful has happened, or tragedy has befallen someone, its quite easy even for the faithful to say, "God where are you?" Or, "if there IS a God that loves me, this wouldn't have happened."

There's a line to balance, and I don't know where it is. NO NEED to hide yourself, and sharing your spiritual journey, especially as it relates to doing the work of Fearless Living, is helpful and valuable to many of us, but I can also see how the God issue might alienate some people, as well.

Well, I guess either way, you can't go wrong. Following the promptings of Spirit; being authentic, and moving with your intuition - you can't go wrong. And Rhonda, it's very clear that you well-differentiate between the "voice" of intuition and the "voice" of crappy stuff that runs thru our heads and tugs at our hearts from time to time! Please keep showing us your process and who you are. In doing so, you're giving us the gift of watching someone carry on despite their fear. You authentically show us how it's done - and that it CAN be done. Thank you for your beautiful contributions to the world!

Gratefully,

Jamie

justperspectives
justperspectives

Dear Rhonda -

I am trying to reach you any way I can, so you may find me in a few different places (comments, facebook, etc.) I DESPERATELY need help. NOTHING new, but getting soooo much worse lately. I recently heard you say that as we become more authentic, the more our "stuff" comes to the surface for healing. Two years ago, I did the most "authentically Jamie" thing I've EVER done in my life - and boy, yep, the stuff is bubblin up!

It's time NOW! My passion and purpose are hanging in the balance (fear-based self-sabotage and self-destructive behavior - comfort zone!.) Also, countless people are waiting for me to "get it together" to be of service to them. I think God may be getting impatient, too. I have a great contribution to make to the most vulnerable of our society - BUT IM PARALYZED WITH FEAR and have LITERALLY been stuck for 2 years - NO progress. I'm sure you're inundated with emails, but I have emailed you at RhondaB@RhondaBritten.com with more necessary info to find a way for us to work together and set me free. I wasn't able to get in on the "30 Day" for November. The email is subject: PARALYZED WITH FEAR & TERRIFIED, from Ms. Jamie Romano (jamie.romano@yahoo.com). Today is 11/1. I sent the email 10/31. Please help me, and please help the people who are waiting for  me to serve them. I have some obstacles to us working together, but I am willing and committed - even when frightened. A small shift has begun to occur already, since I've been feverishly trying to contact you for help, and watching your videos that come to my inbox. You're the One! Everywhere I turn - even on Darius' show - there she is again - Rhonda Britten. You somehow pop into my life AT LEAST once a day for the last few weeks. The time is now! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to sift thru your thousands of emails, looking for me! Such love from someone who doesn't even know me - heartwarming!

I look forward to hearing from you. I'm eager, but even if it takes quite some time to hear from you,I do know that God's time is right on time EVERY time!

Gratefully,

Jamie

Lau51
Lau51

That was right on! I have had some of those thoughts come into my mind and could never articulate it as great as you did on your video. Thank you for sharing this.  I haven't practiced it as eloquently as you just shared but I believe it to be the truth..The union of fearless living and God is the best union to believe in. Life hits everyone with something..I never heard it put quite the way you did to understand how we can come to terms with our losses and still know that we can have a life despite them or beyond them..Keep sharing :)

Lime410
Lime410

Rhonda: I'm not surprised to hear this. Since I began Fearless Living I wondered if I was losing my faith. It suddenly started to feel as if I didn't need The Lord as much. This was awful to me since my world is built around my faith and activities related to it and people who live as I do. I thought I would have to give all that up or be a hypocrite. But just in the last few days something happened. I had the revelation that all that God is is in me already and has been there the whole time. What fearless living did was uncover my nature. I'm not gutting out my faith as much but actually living it more. I sense that His love and light and peace are so accessible to me and there for me to give and express to others. Before I just couldn't readily tap into that source. I was too busy condemning myself. So thank you for posting this. It confirms what I was beginning to sense.

Lime410
Lime410

Rhonda: I'm not surprised to hear this. Since I began Fearless Living I wondered if I was losing my faith. It suddenly started to feel as if I didn't need The Lord as much. This was awful to me since my world is built around my faith and activities related to it and people who live as I do. I thought I would have to give all that up or be a hypocrite. But just in the last few days something happened. I had the revelation that all that God is is in me already and has been there the whole time. What fearless living did was uncover my nature. I'm not gutting out my faith as much but actually living it more. I sense that His love and light and peace are so accessible to me and there for me to give and express to others. Before I just couldn't readily tap into that source. I was too busy condemning myself. So thank you for posting this. It confirms what I was beginning to sense.

imbblack
imbblack

I thought your comments were wonderful and deeply moving.  My journey pre-dates yours and I know the angst of being lost and the joy of finding peace and equanimity in to chaotic world.  My difficult journey led to discovering my calling and y life work to start a therapeutic boarding school for troubled middle school boys in South Carolina.  It has been a continued journey of challenging the fears of leading something with no experience but a  total faith that God led me to the work and I am a willing and fearless follower!  What I really want to know is where did you get the fabulous earrings?!