Afraid

It’s Friday.  Five Minute Friday.  Today’s word is Afraid.

Afraid is a big word. It’s a scary word.  But what pops in my mind is that to be afraid means not to trust.  Not trusting in yourself, not trusting in others and not trusting in the Universe or whichever higher being you believe in.

Fear strikes all of us, but I think it’s important to catch it, be aware of it and when it strikes, when we acknowledge we are afraid, we can reign it back in.  Because when we think we are afraid of something, it’s usually a fear of the unknown.  If we can grab our fear, check it out and figure out what it’s all about, often times we will realize that our fears are really pretty irrational and often times out of our control.

Fear, too, can be limiting.  When I’m afraid, I become paralyzed.  I often psych myself out so badly that it causes me to take no action.  But if I can acknowledge the fear, figure out what it is that I’m afraid of and put take action on the things I can and let go of the things that are out of my control in trust in God and the Universe to take care of me, I will no longer be afraid.

I hope the same goes for you.

Kate

Five Minute Friday

 

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6 Comments to “Afraid”

  1. So true. I will say that there is a direct correlation to trusting God more and being afraid less. I learned that the hard way. Great post!

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  2. When I trust in Jesus he calms those fears. I try to remember the Lord’s track record in addressing those fears and how He has brought me up from the miry pit.

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  3. Fear has a way of creeping in and taking over…one has to be on guard.

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