Girls Night In

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Don’t Fear the Giants

on June 9, 2015

Do you have a dream that you can’t achieve because you’re scared? Is there something you know you were born to do, but fear is holding you back?

Fear can be a powerful motivator — to curl into a ball and binge watch old episodes of JAG.

It’s okay. I’ve been there. In fact, just this evening.

Here’s the thing about fear, though. If you give into fear, it will rule your life. And it will kill your dreams.

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Remember when Moses sent the spies into the Promised Land? Ten of those 12 spies came back telling tales of how the land was full of giants. Only two were brave enough to tell of the milk and honey that flowed freely there. Only two trusted that God had given them the land, and there was no need to fear the giants.

Because of those ten men, the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert. They were at the edge of the Promised Land but fear held them back.

At. The. Edge. Of. The. Promise.

Those ten men let their own human eyes cast their focus instead of allowing God’s eyes to show them the promise.

Fear is hard. It speaks loudly. But never forget that God’s word speaks louder.

Commit your ways to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun (Psalm 37:5-6).

 

Image courtesy of Pixabay

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