Can I really be 49 today. How in blazes did that happen.
My daughter told me I don’t look a day over 45. Ha! Then she added some icing on top by changing it to 43. Numbers don’t mean much to me. It’s the quality. How many of those 49 years did I waste. Am I where the Lord wants me to be at this stage in my life. My answer would have to be no.
You see, there’s this thing called fear. It’s been my enemy for a very long time.
You better believe that I took note of Zach Williams song, Fear Is a Liar, the first time I heard it. I get it. I’ve heard that same voice many times & he is a liar. Fear does rob my rest. It does take my breath. Fear does stop me in my steps.
The hardest part is letting fear keep me frozen. I’m not sure what to do so I do nothing. I’m in error at those times because I have a Savior who I can always turn to. I could seek the One who can cast away my fear. I know that & sometimes I can do that but a lot of times I don’t. I choose to stay silent instead of being bold in my faith & standing up for truth.
I’ve spent so much time trying to “keep peace” in situations where there’s no peace to be found. It’s a lose lose. The Peacemaker is where peace is. His ways, thoughts & attitudes are peace giving, not peace stealing.
Suzie Eller shares this…..”The Spirit of God helps and strengthens us, even when it seems there is no fight left in us.”
Honestly, there are times that I don’t know what to pray for. The good news is He does! I’ve been drawing on this verse for over 6 years. Romans 8:26 promises me that I have a Helper. Oh, do I need that help.
My prayer is that I stop listening to the lies. The lies of convenience, blaming, worldliness, lying, hypocrisy, deception, gossip, idolatry, internet living, hatred, back stabbing, comparing, word wounds, not good enough’s, denying, & all the other lies tossed my way. I don’t have to grab hold of the lies. I can let them fall into the fire.
Psalm 103:4 He ransoms me from death and surrounds me with love and tender mercies. (NLT) I am ransomed. That’s huge.
Fill me up with Your truths, O Lord! May I pursue You with all that You created me to be. I am Yours. Help me to not waste the days that you give me. In Jesus glorious name…Amen
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