Hello lovely Family. As always it is a pleasure writing and having you read. There are quite a lot of images and nuggets that talk about fear and us having to deal with and face that fear. I will do a photo collage of the ones we feel will be of benefit to everyone. Fear as with all negative emotions cripples a person. Enough talk, now dig in.
Oh No! Look what you made me do!
I am different, different from who I was meant to be.
I am a prisoner subjected to the 4-walls of my very imagination!
I am torn, trapped between the known and the unknown!
My safe abode has been the only abode I have ever known.
My wings, clipped behind my back, far from the reach of my very hands.
The night has come, when I will again tap the sole of my feet to the rhythm from the drum.
I have danced to this one beat all my life, I would never have it different.
Shackled by invisible chains of fear, strung to a circle I called my haven.
“Take me back!!!!”I cried
To the days when I had no fear and I was as brave as a lion!
To the moment I took my first step without fearing how hard I would fall on my face.
Take me to when I would shatter my mother’s favorite plate and would still walk up to her with the broken pieces in my hand.
I want to be free, free from the tight grip of fear on me.
It has feasted on my heart so long that I fear that I do not have one any more.
My confidence trampled upon so hard that I do not believe in my abilities anymore.
Let me go, I am no longer a slave to you
Why are you not able to do what you should do?
What stops you from achieving that dream?
Why are you so scared of moving?
Why does fear tie you down?
Fear of failure, of rejection, of being mocked and laughed at?
Is that it?
Is that why you choose to remain where you are when you can be so much more?
You have listened to that voice of doubt for so long that you no longer trust in your capabilities.
Oh, they would laugh at me, I would fail, I don’t think I can do it, I don’t even know where or how to start.
On and on you going belittling yourself, doubting the power that resides inside you.
Fear cripples, it leaves you totally handicapped, unable to take a single action because you fear the outcome.
You have forgotten whose child you are; forgotten what Christ says in Philippians 4:13 that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you
Not by power, neither by your might but by the Spirit of God that dwells in you.
Jeremiah 29: 11- 12 beautifully sums up God’s promise to us: ‘I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you.
All you need to do is to trust in that word and trust requires faith; faith and fear cannot co-exist.
So yes, things might not always work out.
You will fall, people who don’t understand will mock you.
You will be hurt, you will fail at certain things, yet you will rise again and that is dependent on you deciding to rise above your fears and pasts.
So, don’t let fear stop you from getting that promotion, that new job, of doing some of the seemingly mundane things, of speaking up.
Is it going to be difficult? Are there times when the temptation to give up will be so strong?
Yet you owe it to yourself to try and try again.
You have two options, fight or flight
Choose to fight every time.
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Here is the photo collage.
Image Credit: Google
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