AFRAID- 5 MINUTE FRIDAY
It's Friday (YAY!) and I'm linking up with LisaJo Baker for 5 Minute Fridays.
It's a wonderful writing exercise and an even better community! Come join us and be blessed!
This weeks word is "AFRAID."
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
Afraid. Boy this is a tough one. I'd rather not admit that I've lived most of my life afraid.
Afraid people won't like me.
Afraid I won't be "good enough."
Afraid of disease.
Afraid of trying new things.
Afraid of failure.
Afraid of success.
Afraid of relationships.
......Afraid of God.
It chokes me up just to type the words. It's no coincidence that this weeks word is afraid. Just this week as I was doing a discipleship study with a dear friend, God brought this fear to my attention.
We were studying the Holy Spirit. Our memory verse was:
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea and Sumaria and to the ends of the earth."
As we were talking it through, my difficulty in relating to the Holy Spirit, God gave me the revelation that I have been scared of the power that comes with the Holy Spirit.
Ouch. That one stung a bit, I have to admit. Scared of letting God do His good work in and through me.
But, knowing is half the battle. Now my prayer is that I will be released from this fear so that I can fully embrace all that He has for me.
"For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
P.s....I was really afraid to write this post. All week I was thinking about how I could share this. Apparently God really wanted me to share this since He had LisaJo pick "Afraid" as this weeks topic. :)