Overcoming Fear

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I am Afraid, I hear myself say.
And in the saying, I practice the presence of Fear,
rather than rest in the safety of God.

Jesus says His Spirit within me is one of
power, love, and a sound mind.
But He whispers while Fear is loud.

Fear screams for me to run.
But God beckons me, Come.

Fear pushes me to produce protection.
But God whispers I have already overcome.

And so I stand on rock and watch
as the sand sinks swiftly down.
To be love-led rather than fear-driven
is to stand on the rock underneath.

Where have you placed your feet today?

Today I've placed my feet firmly into God's designated path for me. That path will lead me to a healthier, happier place and more able to do His will.

Sometimes I wonder if fear of successfully losing weight sabotages me when I have some limited success. When I look back on previous efforts to lose weight, to get healthy, it is evident that I am my own worst enemy. But why do I betray myself?

I think it is that fear of success. My weight has been such a convenient excuse for not doing things in my life. Things that make me uncomfortable or stretch me both mentally and physically. If I lose the weight, how will I avoid those situations. Guess what? I have to learn to embrace those many things that will grow me! Ouch!

For me Jesus is the answer to my fear factor. (Remember that show? Not for me!) I am going to rely on Him to lead me through and to what He has planned and my confidence will be in Him to see me through whatever it is.

My advice for what it's worth is to spend a bit of time pondering why you haven't had the success you would like so that you can be armed with the knowledge to get past those hurdles on this journey. My plan is to complete this journey and I hope you will all be there with me when we reach our health goals together!

Have a great weekend!

Take care,

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  • no profile photo CD1671020
    I recently read the Hebrew translation of fear. It really is worth remembering. Fear is the intellectual anticipation of evil.

    I don't know about you....but I have no room in my life for evil. Hang in there.

    3905 days ago
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    I really enjoyed reading this. So much of it made sense. Thank you. emoticon
    3916 days ago
    Joyce, you may have noticed that I'm also on the team A Course in Miracles.

    So I agree about how to get rid of the fear (False Evidence Appearing Real). Nine times out of ten what we fear never comes to pass anyway.

    Did you know that after the fear of public speaking the greatest fear is of failure? And fear of success goes right along with it.

    Great blog, gf. We'll make it if we keep on Sparking!

    3919 days ago
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