Started by Hisforever, July 04, 2020, 12:35:44 pm
Quote from: Foadle on July 04, 2020, 07:50:04 pmI can't say as I "like" snakes, but I am definitely not afraid of them. I figure God made all the animals and, like us, are in a fallen state. Some just require a much healthier respect than others if you value your life.
Quote from: Foadle on July 04, 2020, 08:07:14 pmI am learning more and more that I don't have to be afraid. God has been talking to me now for about five years on1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.You see I used to be scared of everything (in a sense) especially people: what they thought of me, if I were measuring up etc. Sure I had fears of heights, and stuff too, but they were not my greatest fears I realised.God has been showing me that fear is firstly not of Him and is a demonstration of a greater trust in the devil and what he can do, (or other people and what they can do) than it is in Him and what He can and has done. It has been no walk in the park. I have had to work at changing the way I think. Thankfully I have a pastor who has really helped me there too. Are there things I am still walking out, absolutely, don't deny it. But I am learning that there are many things that I had just accepted that this is just the way things are, that are not what God says. As I have taken hold of this truth, that I don't have to live in fear, I have grown a lot in confidence, boldness and courage, and my fears are disappearing without me having to "work" on them. I just had to work on changing the way I thought to the way God does....hmmm still a very long way to go there.
Quote from: Foadle on July 04, 2020, 08:31:46 pmNot denying that at all. Life itself can be very scary. I'm just learning to refocus a bit. I am not trying to say I am any better than anyone else, far from it. Just on a journey that is showing me a better way and it is encouraging me a lot. I didn't mean to minimise anything you said. Sorry if you felt that way.
Quote from: Foadle on July 04, 2020, 08:42:43 pmThank you. It is something we all like to hear.
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