A page from my sketchbook.....
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
FEAR is that miserable nuisance that gnaws at the gut, mercilessly squeezing us and hungrily holding us hostage. But, fear hides a dirty little secret. It's bark is louder than it's bite. I'm a slow learner though, and this understanding has regrettably taken most of my life to learn.
I draw a lot of encouragement from this scripture about fear:
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
When I feel the hot sticky breath of fear on my back, I'm a lot quicker these days, to turn and square off with them. The majority portion slinks off and dissipate. Stubborn ones, serve as reminders to be courageous.
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." Mark Twain oddity is that most of our fears are unfounded exaggerations of our anxious perceptions. We dread 'tomorrow' but then when it comes, the malicious critters have usually crawled away. We dread personal interactions, only to find
We humans are fear magnets. Have you noticed? Our fears create internal land mines and mazes of self doubt. We fear not looking like we have our act together. We fear being rejected. We fear being vulnerable.
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