The gift of fear


We need it. It forces us to listen. It can keep us from danger and it can help us tell the truth. What do you fear? Ignore it, deny it, avoid it, run from it and it will control you. Fear is a window into the past and future. We can look through it and see what we have not acknowledged in the past and it helps us see what might shape our choices in the future. Our response to fear determines if we can live in the present as we are designed and just be. It is very important to discover what are our fears. So sit down, take a deep breath, listen and ask, “What do you fear?”. Fears cannot hurt us but how we respond to our fears can lead us into hopelessness or it can lead us to help, hope and healing.

How can we respond to fear? We can respond to our fear with truth. We can move to share our fears with others and we can receive the love and truth that we all need to live honestly with fear.

Our deepest fears of loneliness, rejection and not being loved can never be solved externally with money, fame, success, relationships, hard work or performance. Fears can only be answered with truth and love that flows in and out of our spirits. Fears are normal. What is not normal is acting like you don’t have fear or that you have a plan to control it. Fear cannot be controlled but it can be transformed by truth and love.

You are not designed to live in fear. You are designed to live “with” fear.

So you have big fears? Don’t we all! Remember that you also have truth and love that can do so much more than answer your fears, it can transform your fears and it can give you hope, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
We are not designed to fear fear. We are designed to have fear, listen to that fear and allow truth to answer that fear; and truth will always leads us back to the place that we know we are loved and we can love ourselves.

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