I left the notecard sitting on the counter because I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the words on it.
A friend challenged me to write out the fear that had its hook in my soul. She wanted me to name that lie, stop letting it dance in the shadows of my mind and confront it with something even more powerful: the truth of God’s Word.
I left the card with the lie sitting on my bathroom counter, unsure what to do now that I’d found words to describe one of my deepest fears. And that’s when my daughter, LexieBeth, walked into the bathroom and began reading those previously unspoken words …
I’m going to mess up my kids.
Hearing the words out loud sounded comical, but as she turned to me with confusion in her eyes, my heart dropped into my throat.
“Mama, what is this? Why would you write this?”
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Thank you so much for writing “What Fear Won’t Tell You.” For the past 8 months, I have been crushed under the weight of lies that keep swirling around in my head, letting some past failures have so much power over me. The fears taunt me and poke at me all day long, every day — fear that I’m not enough, fear that I’m not capable, etc., etc. So much so, that I have been physically ill and depressed. With your story and the Scripture that you added to it, you really opened my eyes and my mind, and gave me a breath of fresh air. God is using you mightily!
God bless you and your family!
I enjoyed your posting “What Fear Won’t Tell You.” Could I have your permission to use it sometime in our school’s publication which is freely accessible to all at http://www.gbs.edu/revivalist? I would give proper attribution at direct readers to you blog. Let me know. Blessings.