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How fear is holding you back & what to do about it

How fear is holding you back & what to do about it --

Do you know what’s at the root of insecurity?


Fear of not being liked.

Or not being good enough.

Or being too much.

Or not being lovable.

Or being too intimidating.

Or not being able.

Or being alone.

“Fear is the enemy of love” says St. Augustine.

Let that sink in.

Fear keeps us from love – from being receptive to God’s love, and from loving ourselves.

We all have insecurities, and fears.

But I don’t think we all realize it.

Maybe you’re afraid the reason you’re still single, is because you’re not beautiful enough compared to your friends.

Or afraid the reason you’re struggling with miscarriage or infertility, is because you’re not maternal enough to deserve kids. 

Or afraid to stop using birth control in your marriage, because you’re not sure you’re maternal enough TO have kids. 

Or afraid to confess that you had an abortion, because you’re not sure you’re really forgivable.

Or afraid the reason you struggle with mental illness, is because you’re just not as strong as other people.

Or afraid to stop achieving, achieving, achieving – because you’re not sure you are inherently worthy just as you are. 

There are two things you need to know:

These fears are keeping you from God.

And He can heal them. 

Are you ready to be truly strong, and truly free?




He’s waiting for you. ❤️

How Fear is holding you back, and what to do about it --

Want some help getting started?

Hallie Lord wrote an entire book about conquering fear. It’s filled with her real-life stories, feelings, and tips. Highly recommend. Check it out here:


Samantha Povlock is the Founder of FemCatholic. You can learn more about her here.

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  • Reply Adrianna

    I haven’t finished Hallie’s book yet but I received it as a gift earlier this year and have loved it so far. I’ve been struggling a lot with mental illness this year especially, though it has been a problem my entire life.

    August 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply Samantha Povlock

      Adrianna, so glad to hear Hallie’s book has been a help to you. I love how relatable she is. I’ve heard the Catholic Guide to Depression is a great book, too. The Devil fears nothing more than a woman carrying her cross fearlessly – keep fighting the good fight <3

      August 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Kirby

    Yes! I think what’s hard about facing fear is that fear is ultimately something that comes from within myself. Facing fear means accepting who I truly am in God’s view. That is so hard! That requires such radical forgiveness and understanding.
    I need to read Hallie’s book. It’s been on my list for so long!

    August 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Ginny

    I’ve been working through this myself – a lot. Mostly with my perfectionism. Thank you for the encouragement.

    August 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    That St. Augistine quote ? Thanks for sharing that! Fear is certainly a struggle in the spiritual life.

    August 29, 2017 at 11:47 am
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