SSMT Memory Verse 12

Siesta Sister Memory Team; it is that time again.  To see what my Siestas are memorizing this last half  of the month click above.

I must say I am sooooo excited about a new aspect of this …. YES it does have to do with viewing on my SMARTPHONE!!!!  I love my EVO baby!!!  No forgetting that sexy little book at home (see image above ~ yes it is cute).  If you are a tech loving girl like me … follow your link and download for your smartphone too.  I am hoping it is a better motivator!

This is one of those times when I like another translation of this verse better …

7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7

I love the verbiage of “spirit of fear”; that is a better description of where I stumble.  In my fear, it is not a timid ~ it is usually paralyzing!

timidity – adjective, -er, -est.
1. lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
2. characterized by or indicating fear:  a timid approach to a problem.

For me this adjective is a descriptor of something else.  It just doesn’t seem to emphasize how much I have lacked the faith in my Father.

fear – noun
1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.
3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone’s safety.
4. reverential awe, especially toward God.
5. that which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid: Cancer is a common fear.
For me, my fear is a mental place I go to when I am leaning on myself to work out the problems of my life.  I can appreciate the real or imagined part, when I only consult me and I dwell on the possible outcomes I lose my peace.  I am so busying getting into damage control mode, I don’t let God work through me, in me or around me.  I do see ME as the problem.  I realize I want to prepare myself for all possible out comes so I can have my best game face on when I am disappointed.
This current season is teaching me to let the future take care of itself, to do all I can and know God is working things out for His purpose in His time.
34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Mat 6:34 (NIV84)
I do love the promise of what God does give me; power, love & sound mind.  In the moments when I surrender to my fear it can feel crazy and out of control.  I love knowing that when I am where God intends me to be I am not crazy, maybe temporarily out of control.  Life looks messy now, and it will for sometime but there is a peace that exists under the most trying circumstances lately.
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About A Misplaced Buckeye

Jesus Girl | Grad Student | Single Parent | Breadwinner | Yes my plate is full, I am so grateful for this time in my life! God is so GOOD. Jer 29:11

Posted on June 16, 2011, in Living Proof and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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