F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real
Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
When you begin to step out into the unknown, and do that which is new to you, it’s natural to feel somewhat fearful. Keep your eyes on the vision you have, and not on those obstacles that may arise to hinder your progress, and you will realize your goal. As you conquer each obstacle in your path, that which may have initially appeared to be insurmountable (FEAR), will begin to look as if it wasn’t even worthy of your attention.
Thought for the day
After all the time I have spent attending meetings and doing my fourth step inventories have I really discovered who I am? Have I, with the help of my sponsor, uncovered my fears? Do I really know what fears really control my actions? Am I learning to recognize the conditions that bring up my fears again and again? Am I calling on the Lord each and everyday to keep me from the darkness of my fears? Am I really “on the way” to personal freedom? Most of the fears we have are irrational. For example many addicts have the fear that someone will find out who they really are underneath the façade. Well, take your mask off, concentrate on becoming a godly person, turn your life around and eliminate that fear. Live a good life and live in faith rather than fear.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. ~Psalm 23:4-6 (NLT)~
He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. ~Revelation 21:7 (NKJV)~