“Today”… Is The Greatest Day, I’ve Ever Known! No Fear…

Posted: March 2, 2015 in Today, While i'm Waiting
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“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” Marilyn Ferguson

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”

UnknownThat being said, “Today” i will not accept fear!

Fear comes naturally to most people. When i was a child i developed a fear of getting into trouble. Then the first time i hurt someone’s feelings i learned to fear ever doing that again. Being a creative person i have always had a deep inner fear of creating something that nobody else thought was creative or even useful. Every once in a while a small but firm piece of fear tries to tell me that Ann Marie doesn’t really love me and is one day going to leave. As a parent there is a fear that you didn’t do all you could for your children that in the end it will come out that i failed them too often.

All of these fears can bring my life and dreams to a crashing halt. The only way to get rid of the fear is to realize the truth. The first truth is that God does not give me fear and in fact does not want me to fear. His desire for me is exactly what it says in 2 Timothy, that God promotes within me a spirit of power, love, calmness, a well-balanced mind, discipline and self-control. Seeing that as a destination i can now take a small step “Today” towards it.

“Today” i will not fear rejection. Instead i will embrace it as the price i am willing to pay for freedom. “Today” is the greatest day, i’ve ever known. Not because everyone accepts me but because i will not allow fear of being rejected to stop me from being who God intended for me to be.

Life lesson two is this. Mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean they are failures, it just means i am supposed to learn something from them. Some of these life lesson will come easy. Others will take time and more than one attempt. Some will try to scare the day lights out of me. “Today” is the greatest day i’ve ever know because, i will decide to want it more than what i’m afraid of.

 

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