Fear

I don’t mind admitting that I don’t like scary movies. When I went to see “Jaws”, I kept my eyes closed most of the time. I even knew it was a mechanical shark! I do not like to be afraid. No adrenaline rush for this lady.

Fear is not comfortable. It can be paralyzing. Fear can keep us from becoming everything we were called to be.

The apostle Peter is certainly an example for us. I can relate to him in that he was a work in progress. One example is the time he was in a boat and he sees Jesus walking on the water. Peter, thinking he has it all together, jumps right in. But, then the waves pick up, the wind starts to blow and fear sets in. Peter begins to sink.

Fear is like that. It consumes our minds to the point of only concentrating on the fear. We can’t live in the present. We can’t savor the moment. We miss the beauty and some of the greatest gifts staring us right in the face.

Hebrews 12:2 starts out with, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” When fear is holding you down, turn your eyes to the most beautiful gift we have. Savor the moment when you put your foot in the water and look straight at him. You might just see a miracle happen.

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