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My struggle with fear…

January 27, 2013

The love of Christ compels me…

I love going out to Sonoma State.  I get excited when our SSU ministry is coming up.  But M4G.  Not so much.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love being used by the Creator of the Universe to spread his message of salvation with the lost, but when I’m at a park with other moms or at the Coddingtown Mall play structure…fear creeps in.  At SSU if someone doesn’t want to talk to me they can just walk away.  But talking to a mom at the park?  They’re not going to pack up their kids and just leave if they don’t want to talk…I hate being rejected.  Really, I just want everyone to like me.  If I think someone is mad at me, I don’t do well.  I can definitely be a people pleaser to a fault.

There are times where I let fear get the best of me; times that I know that I had the opportunity to share and don’t because I don’t want to be rejected.  I don’t want the person to think I’m weird.  Jesus, forgive mw for my fear.  It’s crazy that the bible says we have the same spirit inside of us that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.  Really?!?!  The SAME spirit?!?!  And yet so many times I give in to my flesh, and walk away from someone knowing that I should have shared.  I pray that I would be so devastated over my sin of fear and would not minimize it.  I pray that everyday, I would walk in His Spirit and grace and be so in love with my Jesus that I can’t NOT share the love of Jesus with people.

May fear not be a valid excuse for any of us not to share the love of Jesus with someone.  If fear is hindering us in being the ambassadors of Christ that we have been called to be, may we all fall face down before our Maker, repent of our fear, and rise up as mighty warriors ready to proclaim His Gospel by His grace!  Jesus is LORD!

 

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