I come from a long line of cautious people. If we had a family crest, it would be a chicken holding a white flag on a yellow background. We don’t do risky. In fact, I don’t even do scary or mildly uncomfortable. But I’ve figured out that it doesn’t matter if I never GO anywhere or do anything – the scary can still come to me. Economic collapse, swine flu, crazy people with guns at the truck rental place a few miles from my house, it can drive you nuts.
I know the bible says “Be anxious for nothing” (Phil. 4:6) , but boy is that hard!
Has there ever been a book more perfect for me? From the website:
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.
They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?
Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, and doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, when you could trust more and fear less. Can you imagine your life without fear?
No, I can’t imagine my life without fear, but I want to; where the thought of an airplane ride didn’t stop me from going, or the fear of failure didn’t stop me from trying.
His website allows you to download the first chapter. I bought the book and plan on starting my journey today. Join me, who knows where He will take us if we let Him!