A List Maker's Life: Fear Not

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fear Not

fear (n.) - an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension

Fear of change?
Fear of the unknown?
of reaching out,  of expressing emotion
of looking different, of being noticed, of loving, of losing?
Fear of conflict?
Fear of inconsistency?
It keeps us stranded in the familiar. It skews our perspective. 

More than anything I want my children to embrace life. 
To live fully.  To love when it is risky. 
To trust when the outcome is uncertain.
To take risks that will ultimately build their character.
To share their emotions.  To feel secure. 
I want to teach them to step out.  To step up. 
To Fear Not.

Left to our own I believe we could all be overtaken by a spirit of fear.  Last week as they memorized their new verse I hope my own little ones began to embrace this very clear message of power.

Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,
Do not fear.  I will help you.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful valentine
    you are !

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  2. Beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing it!! Kerri

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