Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown

We all have fears in life.  Spiders, heights, public speaking, being alone, etc.  God tells us to not be afraid in Joshua 1:9 and yet tells us to fear the Lord in Deuteronomy 10:12.  Our fears of Earthly things can affect our walks and even sometimes halt them altogether.  We are called to not fear those things, which can seem impossible at times.  But if our fear of the Lord is true and real, we will be able to overcome all our insecurities and fears because we know that He is there with us.

What fills your mind

What are you letting your mind be filled with? No one knows what is truly going on in your head except you and God. It is easy to live a life of hiding behind our “good” actions, but it only lasts for so long. If we crack the door to sin, it will push the whole door down. We need to be casting out all evil thoughts and filling it back up with Godly thoughts/ scripture

The Grass is always Greener

Often we live waiting for ‘the future.’ We dream about what could be or how things will be different when our situation changes. “Once I’m done with school,” “After I move out,” or “when I’m married…” Even when we aren’t looking ahead, we are tempted to look next door at what the people around us are doing. We are tripped up with thoughts of “If only I had their…” or “If God gave me….” The grass is never greener on the other side. The healthiest, most vibrant, and most fulfilled live happens we we are living out who God made us to be, right where we are at. 

Slave to Nothing

While God gives us the freedom to make our own choices, the Bible is clear that we shouldn’t be mastered by anything. Sometimes our choices result in our own enslavement; when this happens, we’ve become entangled in sin that holds us back in many ways. God desires that we throw off this sin and experience true freedom in Christ. 

Perfected in Weakness

The Bible promises that while in this world, we will have trouble. Sometimes, despite our obedience or even our pleading with the Lord to remove the trial from us, it persists and life is just hard! However, as followers of Christ, we know that God’s grace is sufficient for us. Life may not be easy, but the Lord is more than capable of carrying us through. Not only that but he promises us in 2 Corinthians 12 that he will perfect us through our weakness.

Share your Scars

Sometimes we look at our mistakes, our wounds, and our scars and we're tempted to keep them hidden as the ugliness of our past. The enemy whispers that the scars of past trials make us unworthy or that those scars should be a source of guilt and shame. After His resurrection, Jesus readily used his scars to give Him a voice in the lives of others. They told the story of God's faithfulness and power. His scars weren't kept hidden or covered; instead, they became his testimony.

Eyes Fixed: OPPRESSED

When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, he had been living exiled from Egypt for 40 years, likely oppressed by the guilt of his sin. During that time and for the last 360 years before that, the Israelites were enslaved, groaning under the weight of the burden they had to bear each day. In our lives, we carry heavy burdens of guilt, fear, and our baggage. When God speaks to Moses i