Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I'm a fearful person.
That's not something I am proud of but
something that I know to be true about myself.

I fear all sorts of things- from the silly to the serious.
I fear the death of those I love, rejection, failure, pickles being put on my sandwich, getting burned, my dad dying, letting others down, not being the woman, wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister God intends for me to be, clowns.......and the list could go on and on.

I'm reading Max Lucado's book "Fearless" and it is wonderful-
although it is difficult for me to read because it's so convicting.

I read this paragraph last night and the words so struck me....

"Imagine your life wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract ever last shaving of dread, insecurity and doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day absent the dread of failure, rejection and calamity."

Wow. Think about that for a minute.
That last sentence I must have read 15 times in a row.
A day without the dread of failure, rejection and calamity?
What would that be like?
How much would I love a day like that?
And a day like that is possible- but only through HIM.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation but take courage,
I have overcome the world.
John 16:33