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Fear and love and letting go

If I’m honest with myself I can see a few areas of fear in my life:

Fear of doing something that I feel is important but turns out to be viewed by others insignificant or a waste of time.

Fear of doing something that has the potential to be much bigger than I think I can handle.

Fear of offending someone by offering an alternative opinion.

Fear of not being able to finish what I start.

Fear of being misunderstood.

All of us have fears, and if we’re not careful our fears can paralyze us, keep us from even attempting to move beyond hte comfortable here-and-now.

As someone who is not typically “fearful” by personality, I’ve been thinking about fear a bit lately. I’ve seen it creep into areas of my writing and sharing and living and… I don’t like it.

Since I’m a Christian, my view of fear directly stems from my understanding of scripture and of God’s character. The bible says that “perfect love drives out fear”. If that’s the case, then I must need more “perfect love” in my life.

I also know that fear correlates with my view of God adn my attitude toward him.

Do I place his opinion above that of others? (In “christianese” we call this fear of hte Lord vs. fear of man.)

So how about facing some of tehse fears? How about trusting on a new level?

How about letting go just a little bit more?

How about choosing fear of the Lord?



Q for you: What do you do when you recognize fear creeping into your life?




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What great big dreams are packaged up in your little heart?

Do you have some?

I know you do.

Are they secret? Are they known?

I am quick to share about some of my dreams… and very, very careful with others.

Seems that the closer something is to your heart of hearts, the more vulnerable it feels, hte more fragile the reality of it… teh easier it is to hide it away. Hide it in a safe place where no one can distrurb or hurt or crush it.

Or criticize it.

Or maybe worse, overlook it.

I’ve been learning to pursue passion more tehse last few years. In some ways, my pursuits may not obvious to some. (Much of it is behind hte scenes – things I don’t often mention or publicize.)

But my pursuits are obvious to me. I’ve taken real, tangible steps to be brave, to face my fears, to step out.

And in doing that I’m findin gmore and more energy to give life to them.

I don’t want to live a life full of dreams. I don’t want to get to the end of my days and think what if I had dreamed less and acted more?

It’s a tricky place – knowing when to dream and when to act.

I’m so thankful that I can connect with the Spirit of God to help lead me.

“Woman makes her plans but God determines her steps.” -Pr 16:something (9?)



Q for you: What are you doing about your dreams?




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