What is it that scares you right now? What are you afraid of that keeps you from living the life you have always dreamed of? Here are a few of mine:
- Traveling to a foreign country
- Public Speaking
- Pursuing my Masters Degree
This is just a few by the way.. I have many more! This is the thing though, on January 1st 2018, the Lord gave me the words ‘strength’ and ‘joy’. It is my desire over this year to find my strength and joy in Christ alone. The thing is.. the last few months I have been my weakest physically and emotionally. Daily I must fight with Scripture and I tell Christ, “I just want to know You more!”
I’ve fell into a trap of performance over the last few years. I’ve tried to find my worth in homeschooling my kids, keeping a tidy home, staying on top of my list of responsibilities but no matter how fast or hard I worked at feeling worthy, I was still coming up short.
This is what the Lord is showing me right now. My fear is NOT a sign of weakness. Not if I find my strength in Him. How do I find strength in Him? I find it by combing through Scripture daily and praying His words over my heart. I post His Word on my walls and mirrors. His Word is on my phone to be pulled up at any moment of weakness. For every battle of fear we win, I find JOY in knowing that God cares about every thought I have and He truly never leaves me. He has sent me countless Sisters in Christ that are going through the same season that I am. We have locked arms and are seeking to know Him more together.
This is what I DON’T want. I don’t want to waste my time here living a life of busyness and miss out on a relationship with Christ. We can be Christians and not have a deep relationship with Christ. I refuse to wait until I am in heaven to get to know Him. I want to know Him now! I can only get to know Christ by study, prayer, and living life with Him.
The name of the Lord is our tower! When we are in need, we can run to it and we are SAFE!
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