Friday, February 6, 2015

Love is patient

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

- 1 Corinthians 13

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fear and conquering

"There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love." 1 John 4:18

Love and fear are powerful motivators.  I can get up in the morning and go through the day motivated by fear, or by love. 

I am thankful that at this stage in my life, there are very few things I am afraid of.  It's partly because I can honestly say I have lived through most of the things that terrified me, and lived to tell about them.

Fear can stand between us and what we are meant to do, but we are given the ability to fight through it.  I've noticed that as I step out and try new things, although the first few times I may feel fear, eventually the fear will leave.  It leaves because I'm training myself not to listen to it. 

Fear lies to us and makes us feel smaller than we are.  We can not be bullied by fear if we identify it and act in spite of it.  When we act in love we cause waves of positive energy to radiate outward and dispel fear!