What are you AFRAID of?

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What are you AFRAID of?

Me?  Other peoples driving.  A busy highway sends me into an anxiety attack these days.
Doing the wrong thing, when I’m trying my best to do the right thing.
Not seeing God’s purpose for my life.

I’m a big fan of horror movies. Not so much the “here’s a bloody mess” type horror movies, but the ones that make you jump. Spiders don’t necessarily scare me, but if they come into my space >squish<.  I do try to keep up with beading a spider for each one that meets the bottom of my shoe. Clowns make me laugh.

You see, the things that are common to be afraid of, don’t do much for me… but disappointing others, disappointing God. That I am terrified of.

Here is what I have learned, and what I strive to remind myself, God works with all of our faults, he uses even our failures for HIS purpose. Every time he made a covenant with his people all he asked was that they be faithful to him. Every time there were a few who kept up their end, but not often and even they failed to some degree. God ALWAYS used their failure for his good.

God’s not done with me. I’m not done trying. My failures will be used for good. I do know this… yet there are times still, where the dark creeps in and I am afraid that I’m not enough.

I love the saying “not today Satan, not today”… and use it to remind myself, the dark creeps with the cold whispers of Satan’s dank breath. He’s been beaten by God and his army so it’s more of a bolstering tantrum than a real threat…  unless we fall for it.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t fall for it. Step right over Satan with is kicking and screaming temper tantrum and move on.

For nothing will be impossible with God! Luke 1:3

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About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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  1. Great words. Great writing. Love it!!! Keep going strong!!!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

  2. I am afraid of spiders…it makes no sense when I compare the size of me and the size of even a big spider. But I am.

    I’m so thankful for God’s grace, and the blood of Jesus to cover my stupid choices I make…but there are times when I wonder if God’s patience is really wearing thin with my repeated bad choices.

    I’d say “not today, satan” more if I really thought it was him and not me…all I need is a little rope. I can do the rest all by myself. lol

    1. A lot of our fears make no sense. 🙂 I am also thankful for God’s grace, and to answer – God NEVER tires, and he NEVER runs out of patience for us. He uses our bad choices for HIS good always, I’ve been taking a biblical studies class, it’s a 4-year program and we are on year 4. Year 2 was absolutely amazing in teaching us that no matter what stupidity we come up with God can use it. Of course, we must not be flip about that, we must strive to be better but God’s love for us is infinite. Also, every negative thought that comes into our head, every time we choose to go against God, that is Satan. Yes, we do make dumb choices sometimes, but it really does come down to the devil on one side and God on the other. Sometimes that is not a clear distinction because we don’t always listen clearly and our busy lives cause static. God bless you through this challenge. I’ll be looking forward to reading your posts.

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