Fears, . . Fear. . . i believe it is satans favorite tool. it can sidetrack the most pious believer. it sneaks up on you like a lion stalks it prey. it steals your joy in a heart beat.
We had a saying on the wall of our house growing up. Every house we moved to it was on the wall. it read. . . . . .
Fear knocked at the door.
no one was there.
For some reason this has always stuck with me, and i have taught it to my children.
it sounds so easy, but in the midst of things it is hard to have faith. it can be daunting to "let go, and let God" as people say.
i read a book once and one of the things that it said was that, we make ourself fail because we fear success. i had a hard time absorbing that. Could fear really be that powerful that it makes us fail before we start? i wasn't sure at the time, but as i pondered my "big blog" startup, i wondered.
So at lunch with hubby (without distractions of two crazy kids) i timidly told him my idea, bracing myself for any feed back i didn't want to hear. You know what, his response was so positive. "Absolutly. i think it is a great idea. You should do it." i sat there stunned. Why was i so surprised someone had faith in me? Why didn't i give myself that faith? Had i let fear snuff it out before i began?
i believe his next words were inspired by God wether he knew it or not. "i have no doubt you will do many things still, and be successful at each one."
Wow! i think i had to remind myself to breath after that one. Me? Successful? At more than one thing? Sometimes it feels like i can barely keep two kids dressed and fed.
So it is with a peace in my heart i tell you; LET GO OF FEAR! it has no place in your heart. When satan tries to rummage up a thought or image to inspire it, say no. Cling to Lamentations 3:57 You came near when i called you, and you said, " Do not fear."
So i leave you with this " i believe you will do many things still, and be successful at each one." Next time fear knocks at your door, stay seated and let faith get it.