Becoming A Fearless Woman
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ~ Proverbs 31:25
Yes, your girl is back from the ATL! I had the privilege and honor of being a featured author at the Fearless Authors Marketplace on Saturday, October 19th. The event was hosted by, the fearless queen herself, Arian Simone, international speaker, Founder & CEO of Fearless, and best-selling author of Fearless Faith + Hustle!
Over 50+ authors and entrepreneurs gathered in downtown Atlanta at the beautiful BIO BIO The Beauty Place to share their fearless stories of turning their pain into purpose.
Here I was, surrounded by fearless women of color, who were not ashamed of their grief, their painful past, their loss, their regrets, or their setbacks. Each woman wore their fearless crown, which echo throughout the room, “Regardless of what I’ve been through, grace has me here.”
Overwhelm with such gratitude and joy, I began to reflect on my own journey of “How did I get here?” and “How did I become a fearless woman?”
Throughout my years, people have always said, “Britt, you have so much faith! Britt you are a strong woman! Britt you are fearless!”
On the surface level (heavy emphasis on surface), I appeared strong and fearless. Although I knew how to wear my fearless faith outwardly, I didn’t know how to own my fearless faith inwardly. I was weighted with timidity, and often questioned do I belong in this room?
Don’t get me wrong… I’ve always aspired to be a fearless woman. A woman who was a bold trendsetter, a woman who went against the grain to build something different, a woman who led with dignity and purpose. But with those aspirations, also came the opposition of fear and self-doubt.
It wasn’t until I read Proverbs 31:25, which opened my eyes. I realized, not only was I a woman of strength and dignity, God had gifted me to carry a fearless faith. A faith that roars, “God is within her, she will not be moved” (Psalm 46:5).
For many years, I tried to figure out why I froze up when I walked in unknown rooms (rooms where I knew no one)? Why is it hard for me to hold conversations with people I do not know? Why is it difficult to step out on faith and make bold moves without second guessing myself? And so forth. Can you relate to any?
This was me ladies, and I wanted to do something about it. I wanted to wear my crown the right way: without fear, without doubt, without limitations. I wanted my words to align with my walk.
Alexa cue “Walk It Talk It,” by the Migos.
(Just taking a quick pause as we finish rapping. Ha!)
But all jokes aside, fear was my reality sis! And, I wanted to make an internal change.
So what did you do chillleeeee?
Glad you asked.
It wasn’t until December 31, 2018 (Yes! God was working on your girl, sis)…that I determined it was time to make bold leaps of fearless faith. I’m talking about “What do I have to lose” type of fearless moves. The fearless moves where I look fear in the eyes and say, “So, what you got boo? Because I’m not easily shaken.”
Just so you know, this was not an overnight fixed. It took seasons to develop my fearless faith. Seasons where my spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental were challenged and tested. But it was all for the perfecting of my good. Trust me when I say, I had to be groomed in His glory.
On that note, I want to take this time to share some of my fearless faith lessons with my sisters. I love you ladies so much, and I want you to excel in your faith and your purpose. And more importantly, to overcome fear!
Here’s 3 shifts I took to become a fearless faith woman:
I. Where Is Your Mind (Set)?
For a woman to be fearless, she must change her mind (set). It’s a reason why I separated this word. Where is your mind set? Is it set on positive things? Is it set on negative things? Is it set on things above (kingdom-minded) or is it set on vanity? Is your mind set on the promises of God and your purpose? Or is your mind set on being a prisoner of your past? I cannot stress enough, where your mind is set, determines where your path goes. The saying is true, it all starts in the mind. Romans 12:2 tells us to, “renew our mind daily.” Take each day to renew your mind with positive “I AM” affirmations, God’s Word, prayer and devotion. My personal favorite devotion is “Cup of J.O.E.” every Tuesday @ 7AM EST (Scroll to the end for more details).
When we are pursuing purpose fearlessly, it is important we fashion our mindset to the Spirit of God. By doing that, you are positioning yourself to receive direction, understanding, and wisdom from God.
II. What’s Your Out (Look)?
I cannot stress how important it is to see in faith. You have to take your eyes off the fear and fix your eyes on the Father. Your out (look) determines your out (come). In other words, when you change how you see it, you change how it will be. Real talk. I stopped looking at the facts and started to see in faith. Regardless of how many “fact checks” were brought my way, my “faith check” was stronger. My faith check went beyond what my natural eyes could see. I tapped into the spirit of God’s eyes and how He saw the matter.
III. What Type Of Word (Smith) Are You?
By definition, a “word” is used to express agreement. By definition, a “smith” is a person skilled in creating something. If we combined the two, we will see that a “Wordsmith” is a skilled user of words.
On that note, words are powerful. So much that, when you speak the word, it either adds life or death to your situation. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” So I ask you, how skilled are you with your words? Are you skilled in words of death? Meaning to say, when you speak negatively, your words become a reality of destruction. Or are you skilled in words of life? Meaning to say, when you speak positively, your words become a reality of growth.
Because I recognize the authority and power that lies in my words, I had to be mindful of what I say and how I said it. Once I started to apply “life” to my life, that’s when I saw the growth. That’s when I saw the fruition. That’s when I saw the abundance.
In all, my greatest desire for my sis is to never take off your fearless crown. Own your crown and own your faith, without excuse. Keep pushing and pursuing purpose fearlessly. Lastly, I encourage you to take these tips and use them as your guide in your fearless faith journey! Let me know how it works out for you! I can’t wait to hear your story!
Until next time beautiful!
A Thousand Hugs,
Brittany Brooks, founder and author of FL;P (Finding Love In Purpose), is redefining what it means to be an unapologetic woman of purpose and self-worth. This movement empowers women, from all walks of life, to live their purpose unapologetically out loud and to fully embrace their self worth! To learn more about FL;P (Finding Love In Purpose) or to grab some goodies from the FL;P collection, please visit: www.findingloveinpurpose.com !
Cup of J.O.E. stands for #JesusOverEverything. We were never designed to carry our burdens on our own, but to give everything to Jesus. Brittany Brooks is a firm believer that prayer and devotion changes things! Join Brittany every Tuesday @ 7AM EST to get your refill on all things God and purpose!
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