Okay, so I know that this is a post that God really wants me to write, so I’m trying for the third time. It disappeared twice now, and I’m very frustrated! Do you ever have that happen? If Satan wasn’t afraid of what I might write, or who was going to be impacted for Christ, he wouldn’t be trying so hard to discourage me again.
I have heard it said that fear is one of the biggest things that authors fight. I believe it. I know I do. I know fear is not what God wants for me. I know he wants so much more for us. It says in 2 Timothy 1:7, “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline”. I am sick of fear! I am so tired of it keeping me from doing so many things I know the Lord wants me to do. It is like a fishing net wrapped around me that the evil one keeps cinching up. It makes me feel like I’m drowning many times. I’m squirming and wrestling and being pulled under water until I feel like I’m drowning at times. I want to break free. I need to get rid of fear, I need to have the Holy Spirit’s power, and I need to have the self discipline to keep writing. It is only going to happen with strength from Him.
When Peter was walking on the water towards Jesus, he was doing ok until he looked down at the waves. He was no longer looking up at Jesus. He started to drown. When he looked back up at Jesus’ eyes, Jesus took him by the hand and led him back into the boat with him. I want to keep my eyes on Jesus. I want to be free of the fear. I want to live into my potential in Christ. He is the Author and perfecter of our faith.
Are you ever afraid of anything? Do you ‘dare’ to share?…. Let’s help each other. Your turn to tell a story!