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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:08 AM

In the Grip of Fear

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:08 AM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:08 AM

Fear is one of those emotions that causes us to be overly safe in our lives. It can be a result of hurt, disappointment, or tragedy. Whatever the cause, it’s not a place where we should camp out. Too many of us spend our lives in fear. We take no chances, and we try to control everything and everyone around us.

Focusing inward:

Fear manipulates us into giving up on others and living a life that only focuses inward. We should strive to live a life that not only improves our lives, but the lives of those around us as well. A life of service and helping others is a life well lived.

Living life to the fullest:

Protecting ourselves from life’s misfortunes and making sure we never get hurt again isn’t living life to the fullest as God intended. When you serve others and pour yourself into it, you’re bound to get hurt from time to time. But isn’t the risk worth it? One day we’ll stand before the only Judge that matters and have to give an account for our lives. What would the Judge say to the one who declares, “Lord, I played it safe and didn’t take any chances. I looked out for only myself and made sure I didn’t risk anything”? How can He judge that?

Trusting God:

It’s all about loving life and trusting God with it. Step out in faith and help others by serving in the kingdom!

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark — professionals built the Titanic.

— Author Unknown

Just a thought,

PSS

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