|[ Lil Sis & I during a furniture shopping trip over the weekend ]|
Do you ever sit in church and it feels like your Pastor is speaking directly to you? As though he decided to touch on a certain topic that you're struggling with at that very moment?
This week he discussed fear and worry - two things that have been haunting me and negatively affecting my life. Not wanting to try something because of your experiences in the past. Saying you're not going to enter anymore relationships because your past experiences were horrible ....giving up on loosing weight because you've failed in the past...not trying to start that business because you've failed in the past...not wanting to try to get pregnant again because of previous miscarriages, or worrying about things that didn't even happen as yet. Just being negative.
I'd like to think I'm a positive person and I do my best to encourage others. However, I must admit that there are certain aspects in my life where I am negative and fearful. I think is why I took to Myleik so much- she's so damn fearless...I aspire to be like that so bad.
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid
v. wor·ried (wûrd, wr-), wor·ry·ing, wor·ries (wûrz, wr-)
1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled
...what I basically drew from Sundays sermon, was that fear is not of God. If I believe in God, what am I to be fearful of? Though I may not know the outcome of the things I want to try, I have to walk by Faith and trust in the Lord that all will be well. How do you know how something will turn out if you haven't even tried? Yes, you may attempt something that others have failed at...but who says you won't be the exception?
Fear and worry are negative emotions that can take a physical toll on ones body - I can attest to this from personal experiences.
There is no point in fearing something, or worrying about something that hasn't even happened as yet. It's like telling God he's already failed you or trying to predict your own future. The funny thing is, in the end, it all works out - you worried for nothing. Wasted energy.
I am not perfect and am in the process of learning this lesson and pushing through my fear. For example, I never enter contests because I always figure, "I'm not gonna win". But I did my best to drown out that negativity and pushed through my fears to submit my entry. I don't know if I'm going to win, but I tried and am proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone. It doesn't even matter if I win, I'm proud of myself for trying.
What ever you're worrying about...let it go.
Whatever you're fearful of...do it!
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.(Psalm 27:1-3)