It’s a crazy thing what fear can do… and it's even crazier how love overcomes it!
It can make you hold on to things you shouldn’t hold on to because you think there will be something missing if you let go. But no matter how big God’s love for us, if our hands aren’t open, God can’t put something in our hands that’s better than what we are holding on to.
Fear makes us hold on to secrets that the enemy uses against us in our own dark minds… if we hold on to those secrets, we can’t get healing, and we can’t help others… we love God and even in our mess, we should bring Him glory.
Fear is a passion dimmer. It keeps us from reaching out and leaning in for fear of being hurt either physically or emotionally. But love reminds you that relationships are essential.
Fear makes you believe that you are forgotten and not thought of because people don’t leave a comment, but love reminds you that it can’t always be that way, and that our senses remind us a love that we once knew. That we are never really forgotten in true love.
Fear keeps you from living your dreams because you think people will think you’re dumb or that you won’t be successful. Fear keeps you from living the life that God has for you. Love opens your heart, spreads your wings to fly, love helps you to believe in the beauty of your dreams.
Fear keeps you from accepting that dinner date because you’re afraid you’ll be hurt again. Love reminds you how good it is to feel the sunshine from both sides.
Fear writes letters that say good-bye because you’re afraid they will leave too… and it keeps you from writing the letter that says I’m sorry. Love gets the pen.
Fear keeps you in the same place. It keeps you from working things out and living a life of love. It makes you think that there is only one way, the way you’ve always known. There’s more to life than just survival. Life is meant to be lived, it’s meant to be lived in love. Love gets your favorite shoes so that you can walk. It gives you the strength to take the first step. It reminds you that you were always in it to win it, but love lets you let go, leaving the door for love.
And so I put the fear down and dared to dream. And then I saw this quote…
Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it through to the end.
May I always have passion and love and no fear!
May I always remember God’s Truth, Grace, and Love in my life!
May I always be thankful for His love!
Romans 12:9 (msg) Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.