Sep 25, 2009

Fear

Fear of heights

Fear of flying

Fear of death

Fear of loneliness

Fear of incompetence

Fear of loss

Fear of judgement

Fear of rejection

but the one that has time and time again stopped me dead in my tracks ...

fear of failure

Fear has stopped me from furthering my education, speaking up, making a new friend, writing a certain post, sharing advice, pursuing my photography dream, having fun and the list could go on...

Why is it we allow fear to control us? Why is fear so paralyzing?

Could it be that instead of putting our trust and faith in Christ we are too consumed with ourselves?

What do you think? What has fear prevented you from doing?


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9 comments:

  1. I think you're right. Fear is somewhat selfish, isn't it?! "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage. Be not afraid neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest" Joshua 1:9. That has to be my favorite scripture of all time. I have let fear into my life so easily at times. I think putting our faith/trust in the Lord is exactly what we need to do more of.

    Great post!

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  2. I used to be a fearless person. I didn't make my choices based upon fear of failing at anything. Your post really makes me think though. It has been since the diagnosis and subsequent death of my grandmother, who was the most unselfish person on the earth, that I have been consumed with fear of failure. It always seemed if she was there then I had the safest of places to fall but maybe instead it was a loss of faith that I ALWAYS will have a place to fall that is safe. This will really come into my thoughts as I have many things that I would love to pursue that fear has kept be back from. Oh I love the posts that you make that make me stop and question things. Thanks

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  3. I fear what other people think of me. Am I smart enough? Nice enough? Encouraging enough? Christian enough? It's exhausting.

    You have a lovely blog :-)

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  4. http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/09/will-you-choose-to-be-courageous-in.html

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  5. Fear has stopped me from sharing my faith and beliefs because I'm afraid that I don't know what I'm talking about and I don't want to give someone who is seeking the wrong answer. And I think what you said about not putting our trust and faith in Christ hits the nail right on the head....in fact, that was what our Sunday School lesson was all about today.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Come back anytime, I love making new friends. Hope you have had a great Sunday.

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  6. I haven't thought of that one...being afraid to share my faith. But that has been true of me one too many times.

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  7. I love this post! For me, fear has kept me from being willing to take yet another pregnancy test, entirely because I don't think my heart can handle seeing a negative result.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! You have a beautiful family as well and your pictures are AMAZING! I'm now a follower. Can't wait to keep in touch.

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  9. I like to think of this acronym when I become afraid.

    FEAR=

    False
    Evidence
    Appearing
    Real

    --Allie

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