Fears, . . Fear. . . I believe it is one of satans favorite tools. It can sidetrack the most pious believer. It can sneaks up on you like a lion stalking its prey. It can steal your joy in a heart beat.
We had a frame cross stitch on our wall growing up. Every house we moved to it was one of the first things put up.
Fear knocked at the door.
no one was there.
This phrase has stuck with me through out my life. I have also taught it to my children. It sounds so simple, but in the midst of tough circumstances it is hard to not fear and have faith. It can be daunting to "let go, and let God" as people say.
I read a book that said, sometimes 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 "blog" startup, I wondered.
Once I sat down with my husband and told him my idea, his response was positive. He said, "Absolutely. I think it is a great idea. You should do it." I sat there stunned. Why was I so surprised that someone had faith in me? Why didn't I give myself that faith? Had I let fear snuff it out before I began? I truly believe his next words were inspired by God whether 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 encouragement and peace in my heart that I tell you; LET GO OF FEAR! It is not a friend. 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.