Have you ever trusted God in an area of your life and then it seemed like it all fell apart; and you feel like you went about it all wrong? That happened to me and it was major. So now I tend to fall into doubt when it comes to certain things in my life. I tend to tread very lightly in many areas, some of it is just being cautious but some of it is fear. I looked at the following scripture today:
2 Corinthians 4:18
18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
This scripture gets me to thinking about joy and peace. These 2 gifts are the best of what God has to offer to me.I know the way to have joy and peace is by focusing on the right things, but I always wonder "If I take my eyes off trying to be in control and even more so if I take my eyes off the world around me then something terrible is going to happen." I don't want to be irresponsible, part there's a part of me that yearns for a little bit more freedom. The freedom to stretch out my arms and legs and run like the wind.
Joy & peace cannot co-exist with fear in our lives