My Strength is My Story with Sarah Ball, Fearless in 21 Days.
Sarah Ball found deliverance from mental illness and shares her inspiring story on how to be Fearless in 21 Days.
Sarah Ball: She is a wife of 12 years to Mark and mother to 5 children. As a blogger, speaker, and now author, she uses her platform to minister to people suffering from crippling anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression.
“God has so much compassion for people who are struggling with mental illness; so much compassion.”
~ Sarah Ball
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including panic attacks, anxiety disorder, OCD, depression, single motherhood, meditation, and the nothing box.
- Jeremiah 29
- Social butterfly
- Old musicals (Singing in the Rain)
- Stressful season
- Postpartum exhaustion
- 911 Call
- “In your head”
- Slow healing
- Definition of anxiety
- Physical emotions
- Panic attack
- Son on Life Support
- Single mom
- Growing the family
- Impact on children
- Israelites & bondage
- Leap of Faith
- Caroline Leaf, PhD
- Day 9 – Biblical Meditation
- Nothing Box
- Day 12 – Healing the Past
- Resilient attitude
- Grief & Anger
- The honor of pain
- The old you
- Support from husband
- Take care of you
- Kick in the butt
- Day 5 – Rest
- Set up for Failure
- Pinterest Perfect
- Morning Routine
“We have a really hard time sitting still and knowing that He is God.” ~ Sarah Ball
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“I’m a sucker for old black and white classical musicals.”
“How often do we want to burst out in song in public? I know I do.”
“I’ve had panic attacks before, like in the past during sort of you know a traumatic moment. But it was one.”
“And then is escalated to the point where I thought I was going to die.”
“And then when I woke up in the morning, basically it didn’t go away. And next thing you know I was having 5, 6, sometimes 8 panic attacks a day.”
“We often think if we’ve never experienced it, often there’s this judgement of it’s just an emotion of excessive worry.”
“So I had a lot of disrespect to be honest towards people who struggled with anxiety, cause I was a “suck it up princess” kind of person.”
“It’s literally like the light just goes out; it just burns out.”
“You can only build that foundation for so long on your own strength. It catches up with you.”
“I would never ever trade that experience because the depth of m relationship with God at that time was SO profound and so beautiful.”
“The guilt that you feel for bringing your family through that is really immense, because you’re very disabled.”
“Meditation belongs to Him that was God’s creation, his design, right.”
“I found the nothing box!”
“And sometimes we as Christians shove it down with a lot of positivity and Christian quotes.”
“This pain was so fresh and so real like it had happened yesterday.”
“But I needed to sort of come to the reality of what happened to me and actually feel it.”
“But we don’t get to the restoration part, which means we get more back than what we lost; which means we have more victory than what we went in with, which is the beautiful picture of when God redeems.”
“He was seeking the Lord on my behalf.”
“It’s this evil thing where we have this will, this drive to strive for the approval of God, our parents, our in-laws, our husband, our children, and ourselves.”
“Anything that was motivated in striving, people-pleasing, or guilt was off the list.”
How to escape the bondage?
- Staying connected to God
- Know your purpose
- Seeking and understanding freedom
- Recognize bondage
- Seek God’s love first.
What has become your greatest reward in becoming fearless?
I don’t waste time getting to the presence of God.
God loves me.
What has your story gifted you?
- Heart connection
“My story has gifted me the gift of vulnerability.”
“The gift of connecting to people at a real level.”
“It brought me back to love.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- BOOK: Fearless in 21 Days
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/saraheballblog
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson