Goodbye Fear: Hello Peace

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I posed a question to my readers, prompted to ask after watching a Jeff Goins webinar, however I deviated slightly from Jeff’s instructions in that I posted my question on my Grace Lace and Polkadots Facebook page instead of sending an email to five people and I enlarged the question ever so slightly.

My question: Describe me or my writing using three words or phrases?

I was a little concerned about posing the question, you just never know what kind of response you will get. It’s a mean world out there and I half prepared myself for not so polite feedback. I needn’t have been concerned, each person who responded either through the comment box or personal message system were uplifting and encouraging.

One of the comments however hit me with powerful conviction. HESITANT was not a word I would have used to describe myself, yet I knew immediately it was true.

Definition of hesitant: slow to act or proceed (as from fear, indecision or unwillingness) taken from Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Fear, indecision and unwillingness, yep! I recognize those old friends.

What if it doesn’t work out? What if it does? Is this thing too big for me? Is it above my intelligence/skill set?

Did I make the right choice? Should I go ahead or wait a bit longer?

Not really sure if I want to do it? It looks like the right thing to do but is it really for me?

Reasonable questions, but not when they come from fear, confusion and disobedience to a directive from the Lord.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”   2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

How many God given dreams have been put on the back burner due to being hesitant to obey. I say it’s time to put away hesitancy and start trusting our Heavenly Father. He knows best and He will direct our paths, He has not given us a spirit of fear but of peace, love and a sound mind.

Fear, indecision and unwillingness are old friends that I do not wish to be reunited with. Peace, Love and a Sound Mind are my forever friends.

When the Lord puts His dreams in your heart and my heart, let us not be afraid to follow though one step at a time, one day at a time.

Until next week

Helena

Looking to Jesus. Living in His Radiance

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6 thoughts on “Goodbye Fear: Hello Peace

  1. Oh I love this so much Helena! The verse you used in 2 Timothy is my favorite scripture in the entire Bible. What a great relief and release it us when we can live without fear. Walk on. Write on. Press on. You are stronger every day!

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  2. I’m sorry I missed that Facebook post. I’d probably say, sincere and inspired to describe your writing. I understand the hesitation brought on by fear. I often quote that verse to myself. Keep at it. You’re doing great!

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