A Note from Martha Lawley: This is the second part of my article about living in safe mode. In part one, we considered three practices of self-protection that keep us in safe mode:

1. Masquerading: Playing it safe by pretending everything is okay
2. Pleasing Others: Playing it safe by going along to get along
3. Uninvolved: Playing it safe by choosing to remain detached and disinterested

This article will focus on how we can exit safe mode and live the abundant lives Christ died to give us.

Are you wondering how to get from patterns of self-protection to the great adventure you were created to live? Paul gives us a few clues in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). Below are a few suggestions based on God’s Word: (read more)