Friday, February 01, 2013

Afraid - Five Minute Friday


Five Minute Friday
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
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

Afraid to fail makes me afraid to try.
Afraid to hurt makes me afraid to feel.
Afraid of disappointment, I’m afraid to hope.
Afraid I will never overcome this thorn in my side – that it will always hold me back.
Afraid of wasting this life.
Afraid to dream.
If “perfect Love casts out fear”, than what does this mean for me????
I’ve heard that courage isn’t the absence of fear but the willingness to do it anyway.
Try even when you’re afraid to fail.
Hope, laugh, dream…
Keep fighting.
Remember the source of Hope and Love and Peace and Joy.
Remember He is bigger than all my fears.

3 comments:

Gretchen Louise said...

Beautiful reminder. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Gretchen! I (obviously) need to remind myself of this every day!

SouthMainMuse said...

I constantly think of that verse. "Perfect love casts out fear." Got to love that. Great post.