Someone once said;
Attempt something so great that it is doomed to fail unless God is in it!
That is really scary and exciting at the same time. Attempting to do something that is bigger then me? How many times do I shrink back and away from doing something extraordinary or impossible because I know I don’t have everything it takes to do it?
We have a magnet that says; “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
This gets one thinking about what you might do if failure wasn’t an option on the menu. The word “fear” is cancer to humans. I’m trying to rid myself daily of it. I am tempted to fear a lot of things. And I do. Fear holds me back from a lot in life. It is a lie I keep choosing to chew on.
“Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but allow only faith to drop anchor”
Fear is that still small voice that keeps repeating its monotone message. “You can’t do this.” You aren’t smart enough.” You’re afraid of this, remember?”
“Only well-educated people can do this or get this job, you know they will just tell you no.” And on and on it goes. Satan and his minions offering lies as fast as McDonald’s is selling cheeseburgers and fries, and in a lot of cases a lot faster than McDonald’s. There just is no end to it, unless I choose to stop listening. And I mean CHOOSE. If I start rejecting the negativity coming into my thoughts, it will die down. Will I ever be completely free of stabs of fear? No. But the more I practice ignoring it, I will become stronger and stronger in the battle against fear.
Fear isn’t of God. We are to Fear God, but that fear is a reverent Holy Fear. God tells us to fear nothing.
2 Timothy 1:7 (And don’t skip over reading this verse, I know how we can be)
For God has NOT given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline
Plus, there is a bunch more in the B.I.B.L.E about fear and its problematic symptoms on humans. I have to pray. I have to ask God to take over where I can’t do it. He will. He does.
I have so much to learn on this subject. And so much to release that I hold onto like a baby blanket. It’s so hard to take even baby steps towards letting go of things that we feel safe in and comfortable. And Fear, Fear is a baby blanket for most of us. We just don’t want to give it up and go where our potential can take us. It’s scary! I’m afraid. No, I don’t want to be afraid. God help me! I can’t do this alone!
I have to turn God, prayer, reading the instruction manual (Bible) into my pacifier, blanket, and teddy bear. That is where my security is. They must become what I cannot do without, or I will never overcome and do what I think I can’t. Ever wonder why its so hard to do this? To be faithful in what you know is right? To reject Satan’s lies? Think about it.