Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

No fear!!!!

God tells us so many times not to fear.

He’s a big God.

And yet, I still find myself worrying. Drives me nuts.

It’s easy to say to someone else “there is no fear in perfect love” (1 john 4:18) but sometimes I just still worry. Ken Bussell said to me once “Margie, there is a fine line between worrying and sinning”. I hear that in my head if I start worry.

I mean, come on, I plan my funerals before I leave on major trips, because I fear someone will mis-represent my love of Jesus, and maybe pick the “wrong” song. I worry about a lot of things.

If I allowed myself I could give you a list of “what ifs” and a long list of things that could go wrong but I have to choose not to live that way. Brave. Dumb. I don’t know. Either way, I forge ahead, knowing that there is a God in heaven, He is the Creator of the Universe, and He loves me! And He loves you too! And I know that nothing happens to me without His permission.

Sometimes when I can tell that someone is scared, whatever it is, I simply hold their hand, or put my hand on their shoulder, sometimes I hug them tightly and say “I believe that YOU CAN DO IT”. I don’t know if any of those things is right, but I know that is what my heart says to do.

I have a sweatshirt that says “I choose to live love”. So that means I have to CHOOSE to live in love instead of choosing to live in fear.

So if there is a moment that I am near you and I think you are afraid, I will simply put my hand in yours… and we will walk forward. And even if I’m not there, God is, and He loves you, don’t fear. Because there is no fear in perfect love, and He loves you perfectly.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for always being the person who is willing to walk with us and ou hr fears. I also.have a shirt that says "I choose to live love" ha ha ha