Friday, March 7, 2014

40 days of Lent

I'm stuck on overcoming this word.  So many of us have it and yet so many of us don't even know that fear has many names.

1. Anger
2. Worry
3. Hate
4. Jealousy
5. Unforgiveness
6. Control 

The list could go on and on.  How do we overcome this when we don't even know where to begin.  We start here:

2 Timothy 1:7 in different translations

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

For the Spirit God gave us doesn not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline

For the Holy Spirit, God's gift does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them

For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control

Every day of every year we all have to overcome this.  Fear is not fear as we know it because fear has so many different meanings.

I'm getting ready to go on a journey that I have never been on before.  It's something I prayed for and 14 years later, God is answering our prayers.  This is the word I will be overcoming for the next two weeks.

Please share this word with a young adult and teach them about this.  It takes so little effort to do.

A point to ponder on my friends...

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