I have shared three different stories where fear took a leading role in some way in my life. I wish I could say that my struggles with fear ended there but unfortunately I could probably write a book about how many times I allowed fear to make my decisions. Here are a few more quick examples; didn’t get my license until I was 21 (scared to drive), didn’t go to a college right after high school (scared of being on my own) and so on and so on. I want you to notice that I said ALLOWED fear to make my decisions because you always have a choice either conquer your fear or give in to it. (Tweet This).
For those of us who struggle with fear on an everyday basis it just means we have more opportunities to be COURAGEOUSES! The very definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. I know it is easier said than done when it comes to overcoming fear and you just might feel like the Cowardly Lion looking for the Wizard of OZ. If that is you then I have great news!!!! I know who the wizard is…
Jesus Christ has conquered the world and if we have a relationship with Him we are to cast all our cares on Him. Even though I walk with the Lord I still struggle with fear but I always have hope and know that He will help me to overcome whatever it may be if I put my trust in Him. I know when I can’t sleep at night because I thought I heard a bump in the night and I start to go into paranoid mode I turn my lamp on and begin reading my Bible. I read and read until a wonderful peace overcomes me and calms me down and I end up sleeping like a baby. Another way I help to move pass my fear is to just simply talk to God and I don’t mean just in your head but actually speaking out to HIM.
So my dear friend, the next time you find yourself crippled by fear CALL OUT TO HIM! He always granted mercy to those who ask for it!
Hi! I am Heather! I have lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, and finally in North Carolina (where I was actually born). So needless to say I am able to pull off a western, mid-west, or southern accent depending on the situation. I was blessed to marry my high school sweetheart (aka the first boy I didn’t think had cooties) and we have now been married for 11 years. Together we have two girls and we will be welcoming a baby boy in January but we think it will be in December. Like most women I wear many hats: wife, mother, homeschool teacher, foodie, blogger, friend, and the list goes on. My life is crazy but God is showing me the beauty in the chaos.