Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fear is Intrinsic

Oh What a Mess We Have Made of Things

Where has your fear led you lately? Anywhere profitable and exciting? Probably not. God does not give us the Spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 If that is true then where does fear come from? Things were created so that we may have a spirit of power, love, and of a sound mind. So where did we go wrong? Oh boy did we mess up the order of things by inserting fear. Fear was not in God's plan for our lives. Fear restricts the Holy Spirit, fear nulls our faith, and shallows our relationship with God. Fear is an illegitimate child. It has no place in the Christian walk. We wallow in passiveness because we fear the power of our aggression. Hebrews 13:5,6

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of GOD- your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of GOD that is within us. It is not in just some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

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