Moms Are World Changers
Fear. Something we all deal with. I know that as I have gotten older and have become a mom, I struggle with fear a lot more then ever.
I just finished a book called, Miracle in the Middle, by Charlotte Gambill (AMAZING BOOK!) and she writes this about fear,
It will try to turn off every light that hope has switched on and close every door that faith wants to keep open."
I have seen it in my own life and in so many other’s lives. So many times people are so close to the next step/season in their journey and they let fear take it from them.
If I look back through my life there are so many times I have allowed fear to take or delay my future. I have allowed the fear of what others say, the fear of what society tells me, the fear of losing a loved one, the fear of trusting a friend, a fear of failing or the fear of being alone take over what God has for me, my kids and my family.
One thing I am learning is that fear is contagious!
I have a huge fear of bugs, especially the lovely stink bugs here in PA. They buzz, crawl and fly; ugh! I really do not like them. When my son Landon was about 2 years old a stink bug was flying around in the hallway in our home. I jumped (of course) about 100 feet in the air and screamed! A few days later we had another stink bug in our home. I remember Landon screaming and running away in terror of that bug! He is now terrified of every bug, including lady bugs, and even flies! I allowed my fear to effect my son.
Joyce Meyer writes in her book, The Confident Mom,
Whatever you do consistently is what your children will learn to do. If you yield constantly to worry, they'll be prone to torment themselves with disturbing thoughts. If you choose to believe and speak God's Word and set fearless example, they'll be likely to enjoy life, swing the sword of God's Word, and win battles."
What fears are you spreading to your children or the people around you? What fears are making up stories in your life? What fears are hindering you from God’s best?
I wanted to share some of my fears that I am working on. I believe that when we declare it and share it, you will open a door for God to work in you and conquer your fears.
1. The fear of trusting others.
This is a fear that I have because of past hurts. Now that I am aware of this fear of mine I continually ask myself why I am not trusting of a person? Is it because of the hurt or because of the person.
2. The fear of what people will think of me.
I have always wanted peoples approval and have always been worried of what others think of me. I am realizing that I haven’t been 100% secure in who I am. I am working on strengthening my relationship with Jesus to improve my security and find my value in Him and not in others.
Today I challenge you to think through and identify some of your fears. As you begin to identify and become aware of your fears I want to encourage you to be open and honest with yourself. I also want to encourage you to share your fear(s) below in the comment section and how you are choosing to open a door to allow God to start working in that area of fear.
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.