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Fear

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

Did you know that men can actually turn their brains off and think of absolutely nothing? When I first learned this fact, I was completely stunned. What a thought! I would love to be able to sit and think of nothing, or at least be able to turn the volume down from time to time.

As I get older, I’m quickly realizing that there are always going to be a million things on my to do list. My mind feels like it’s going at warp speed 95% of the time, and then my thoughts become muddled and disoriented. 

When I get to this place in my life, fear likes to creep in and I honestly can’t tell what is real and what is anxiety talking. Am I afraid for legit reasons, or have I been listening to the wrong voices all day? 

Fear is such a nasty little monster, and ever so sneaky and cunning. Before we realize it, we are completely immersed in a different reality where fear is making the decisions. 

In spite of all of this though, we are reminded that fear is not from God. It is not something that we need to grow accustomed to or comfortable with. We have been given power today ladies! We are immeasurably loved by the King of Kings and He has given us a sound mind. 

We know that He is able to deliver and keep us. We know that He is strong and excellent. We know that He is faithful and just. Make the decision today to shut out the voice of fear, and listen for the voice of God. 

Jesus, I am so thankful that I don’t have to live in fear. I know that You are always with me and I’m thankful for that. Help me to have courage today and to be able to discern what voices I need to be listening to. 

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