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Thursday, August 28, 2014

What’cha Afraid Of?

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even My witnesses.  Is there a God beside Me?  yea, there is no God; I know not any. Isaiah 44:8

I find that I’m a big time chicken. I hide behind these keys while saying that we should share our faith with others, but when push comes to shove, do I practice what I preach? Well, unfortunately, I only do it very reluctantly. When I’m with someone who is saying something contrary to Biblical scriptures, I ask myself if I REALLY need to clarify their misconception. I find myself trying to find very diplomatic ways to clear up these misconceptions, so that I don’t alienate them.

Basically, I’m worried about whether this person is going to be mad at me. That is my very first thought. It is first before I think about what God wants me to do. It’s first before I consider if it could have a detrimental effect on this person’s salvation. I just don’t want them mad at me!

I feel so terrible right now. God has done so many miracles in my life that defy explanation. To top those off, He’s blessed me by allowing me to lose 80+ pounds and to keep the majority of it off for over 30 years. Christ didn’t think twice about doing this for me. Why am I so reluctant to do this for Him? What am I so afraid of?

I’m realizing it’s the fear of the other person’s anger, but shouldn’t I value what God wants much more than the approval of others? I think I do, but I’ve done this time and again where I shy away from setting things straight with those who say things contrary to Biblical scriptures. I need so much spiritual growth in this area. Since God’s showing me this major weakness, I trust Him to heal me and for Him to give me the willingness to stand up for Him instead of being afraid of what others think. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even My witnesses.  Is there a God beside Me?  yea, there is no God; I know not any. Isaiah 44:8

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


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