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Fear

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The message in church today was about fear and I thought it fit so well with what many of us are dealing with on here.

Fear stops us from moving forward with our life.
The fear of loss.
The fear of failure.
The fear of rejection.
The fear of the unknown.

How many of us are hanging onto this weight because we are afraid? We are afraid of what will happen when we aren't carrying it around. It has become our security blanket. If we don't really try, then we can't fail. What if we lose the weight and we still feel like we don't fit in. What will life really be like after we lose the weight???

What do you really fear?

Fear is placing your faith in things that may or may not happen.

Do you really want to let fear rule your life? Would you rather place your faith in what could happen if you let go of that fear or move forward in faith that things can improve?

Ask yourself this question.

What does your fear matter?

Your fear reveals what you value the most.
Your fear reveals where you trust in God the least.
Acknowledge your fear and choose to trust that God knows what is best for you.

If you can do this then you can move forward with whatever you want to achieve in life, be it weight loss, change jobs, move to a new location, or just living life free from fear of life itself.

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  • INFLATED
    I got down on my knees by our bed before having the treadmill stress test. I fear something being wrong with my heart, but I know my times are in His Hands. Psa_31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    Thank you for this blog!
    2382 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    Loved your blog. My fear will never win!!! Onward Sparkers!!!! Together we can do this!!!!
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    2384 days ago
  • KARABEANLVRLNDA
    Fear is such a stronghold...but God is bigger than the fear we feel or we face before us.
    The Footprints in the Sand comes to mind...take that 1st step and he will scoop us up and carry us through it ALL.
    I like what BABY_GIRL 69 said that Fear & Faith can Not occupy the same space.
    Fear is not of God! He lovingly reaches out to us...how comforting that is!
    emoticon Pat for reminding us to trust Him.
    Pray for strength to overcome the fears. He has given us His Peace!
    As Prayers Go Up...Blessings Come Down!
    God Bless Us All
    Lynda
    2384 days ago
  • JUDITHANNIE
    Great blog, thanks Pat. emoticon
    2385 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    AMEN,so very true!Thanks for sharing great blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2385 days ago
  • BABY_GIRL69
    That was our message last week. Fear is the absence of faith. Fear & faith cannot occupy the same space. So it's so true....

    God bless & thanks for the reminder.

    Dee
    2385 days ago
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