Give Me That Mountain

Fear of…

Day One...

Fear is a lot like mold. It thrives in complete darkness, or in areas of little light. It can survive in many harsh environments. So much so that you will think you've completely rid yourself of it, only to have it reappear when the conditions are right. Without warning it can make you sick, leaving you with no trace of the cause of your misery. Although it won't usually kill you, it will make you vulnerable to stuff that can.

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Day Two...

Yesterday, we began a study of fear. If we unwrap the failure and disappoint in our lives we will usually find fear lying unnoticed, in some corner of our frustration. We don't know much about it, because we don't think much about it. We just live with it, largely unaware of how much it hurts us.

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Day three...

Fear is a bully—but not like the playground bully you had in elementary school. That bully was mouthy and wanted to be noticed by everybody. This bully doesn't want to be noticed. If he remains in the shadows it's easier for him to convince you that his threats are indeed facts—something bad is going to happen and there is nothing you can do about it.

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Day four...

So you're convinced that you need to take action against the fear breathing threats against you. And you're asking, “What's next?” The next step is to learn how to separate mere threats from truth.

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Day five...

“God, I don't want to wake up in the morning.” For about eight months, that was my request each and every night as my head hit the pillow. God heard me but He obviously didn't answer my request.

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Day six...

I have an amazing ability at avoidance. I suppose I'm not the best, but I'm pretty close. I can look right at something that needs to be dealt with and completely tune it out.

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