I’ve been congratulated for many things over the course of my 45 year life. A good report card. Getting married. Having a baby. Buying a new home. Getting a new job. A job well done. Winning a game.
Yes, I’ve been congratulated for various accomplishments, but I don’t think I’ve even been congratulated for facing fear . But I kind of think I should. Don’t you?
I want to take a moment and celebrate with you because you have decided to face fear too! CONGRATULATIONS! We can’t conquer fear until we actually decide to face our fear.
So here we are, already achieving Step #1, Facing our fear.
How does it feel?
I’m joking about the scary part of course, well kind of.
The truth is, facing fear is a little scary. It takes courage. It takes guts. It takes honesty. It takes action. I’m so proud of all of us for taking this action by signing up to do this Bible study.
If you are used to living with fear, don’t expect it to go away automatically. It will take time as you learn to place God’s Truth in your mind and heart to replace the fear/uncertainty/doubt/ you are used to having. It takes practice.
Practice. Football teams must practice if they ever expect to win a game. Artists must practice drawing/painting/sculpting/singing/playing music if they ever expect to achieve greatness. Students must practice their multiplication facts if they ever expect to win the math game in school. (Hayley Grace told me to put that one in!) Anyway, you get my point. Just like with anything, by practicing something we tend to get better at it.
Practice spending daily time in God’s Word. Make time for your Bible study. Don’t allow distractions or busyness to get in your way. And especially don’t let fear block you from moving forward. Fear be gone! We got places to go where you aren’t invited!
Here is a letter from your Father. Listen to what He has to say to you about fighting for your faith and letting go of your fear.
It’s time to surrender your fears, your insecurities, your pain, and even your loved ones completely to Me. I want your whole heart and mind and soul to be worry-free. I want your complete trust so you can focus on your faith and be free of the spirit of fear controlling you. Give up the fight of trying to figure it all out. Don’t let your circumstances hold your heart hostage or cause you to lose your confidence in Me. I am asking you on this day to answer this one question: In whom do you place your trust?
Your trustworthy King
****from Freedom For His Princess, by Sheri Rose Shepherd
So, how are you doing ladies? How’s the first week going for you? Leave me a comment and let me know!
And again, let me congratulate you! You are doing a good thing!