Friday, 19 September 2014
One Little Word - Fear
If you haven't discovered the One Little Word monthly challenge yet, hop on over and join in the fun! Each month a word is chosen. This month's is fear. And did I mention that each month a random contributor is chosen to receive a prize? Last month I won!
Yes, the big one.
The thing that holds us back.
The feeling that paralyses.
How do we overcome?
How does courage overwhelm the fear?
Quite a few times the Lord has asked me to do something that has fear raising its ugly head and laughing in my face.
Did I do what I was asked?
Yes! Because I have to tell you that the thought of being disobedient has me feeling much worse than those butterflies. And no, it's not fear of God in that I'm frightened of Him. I am moved by love. The thought of missing out on an opportunity for growth, on a chance to make a difference in a way I cannot yet comprehend, is a fabulous motivator to kick fear in the teeth and go for it anyway.
And you know what? That feeling when I have not let fear get the better of me?
That feeling of perceptible growth?