Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do not fear beloved.

2 Timothy 1:7

New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of. power and of love and of a sound mind.

How many times did Jesus say to someone "do not fear".  He does not say it in a harsh tone, but as a Father says to his daughter; "don't be afraid, I'm here".  It comforts the child.  Yet we do not let it comfort us.  We are children of God, let Him comfort you.  There are things we hold on to because we fear letting go.  We fear feeling out of control.  If you look at creation and the works of God's hands, you will see that He is an adventerous God.  He does not play it safe and neither should you.  The spirit doesn't flow in our "safe" places.  Get out of your boat and let you life turn into the adventure that God wants it to be.  It's ok................let go. 

You know, there is so much I want to get done with my days and I can.  But I hold on to my bedtime.  I hold on to it because I know I will be up with my 9month old in the middle of the night.  But I really want to stay up and soak up the Lord and get some other things done.  I feel like my night holds my day hostage.  Meaning that, because I don't let go of my normal bedtime and trust God,  I'm not as free during the day.  Lately I haven't even been going to sleep even though I'm in bed.  I really don't go to sleep until 3am; when  get my husband takes over with my son.  So why am I holding on to this bedtime if  I'm not sleeping. Why aren't i allowing myself to live the way i want during the day.  I want to be free, free to live even if it means I'm going to be tired.  Being tired is a part of life.  We all get tired whether we are living our lives "free" or not.  You are going to get tired regardless, so why not live free and do not be held hostage to something that is not really benefitting you anyway.  Sometimes we hold on to things not because they benefit us, but more so out of habit and fear.  Fear holds hostage.  Let yourself live free, don't be held hostage to the fact you experience tiredness or exhaustion.  Don't let your body and any shortcomings hold you hostage.  Defy any condition in the name of Jesus that keeps you from living your life freely and adventerously.

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