I pray & walk out of our home every morning with my full "Armour of God" on & fight off those flaming arrows that are shot my way. No problem, right? Well, me and my family have been fighting one particular battle for sometime now. Pushing forward everyday, warding off the minions who wake me up with fearful thoughts of our situation. Praying, Praying and trusting our Savior for guidance.
Avoidance really is my broken way of "dealing" with things I prefer to ignore. To my "mountaintops taking an honest look at my situation can be challenging, put me in uncomfortable situations, and cause me to look at the situation through the eyes of Jesus.
But ultimately, as a loving Father does for His children. He made me realize today, I don't have to be afraid, I know the Creator, isn't that amazing! I have a relationship with "Him!" He made realize fear is the root cause of my avoidance -- fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of pain, or fear of the uncertain. Sometimes, it is fear of the action the Lord will call me to take and what discomfort or inconvenience that action might cause for me.
I know how real my fear is, and I know it is not consistent with Scripture. 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear . . . ."
"All men will hate you because of Me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
Blessings To You