Thursday, August 26

The Fear Factor

Are there things you should be doing or want to be doing but just can't get yourself to do?

There is this thing in my life.
I want it. I want to do it. I want to be it. I want it to describe me.
But it's overwhelming.
At times in a good way, at times in a hard way, and in times just too much to carry.

This thing is facing me right now.
It's knocking on my door, not pushy or demanding, but knocking.
And I know I'm going to answer the door.
I know I want to let it in.
But memories and other attachments to this thing give me pause.

It's hard.
This thing is hard!
It requires faith
and waiting
and patience
and dealing with other people who do not "get" this thing.
It's even a little scary.
It's full of the unknown.

But it's also full of good.
And full of hope
and joy
and excitement
and jesus.

Why is it so hard for you to get moving on these things? What struggles are you facing  -- and how do you overcome them to continue on? What advice do you have for others who need to take that step? What can you share with me?

4 comments:

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Oooooo----yes.....fear...to do something. Well, after having 8 children there is not a whole lot to be afraid of after that??? Hmmmmm.....excited to hear more!!! ????

I think that once you say- you know what people stare at me all the time and call me crazy- what more is there? he he he he

jody said...

oh this post made me squirmy. lots of things are making me squirmy lately-mostly the Lord ;) i think that God has finally told me that it doesn't matter if i have fear-if the right thing to do is to say yes, then say yes-He will handle all the rest!! and oh girlie, He always does!! "fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of your faith!!" (Heb. 12:1-2)

Bobi said...

HI! I just stumbled upon your blog, what a precious little boy! My husband and I have been praying for the past six months about adopting a little girl from Ethiopia... this post seems to be written for us... because fear of the unknown is what is stopping us! Would love to chat sometime! We live in eastern NC! (:

Karen said...

Um YES!! I feel like I could have written this post myself. You are speaking my language!!

Something has been on the horizon for us for SO LONG now I am getting to a point where I am losing sleep. SO hard to wait and wrestle with how it will all unravel and when.

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