We are so good at it too. . .My regular three month check ups at Houston’s ALS Clinic are prime feeding ground for every nook and cranny of my thought life to grow fear. We go this Friday for a full day of testing, and doctor appointments It’s taste test time again. fork in hand: what shall we dine on today?
Feeding Our Fears:
~ vain imaginings lead us to conclude
~ childhood experiences speak lies as to who we are and who we could be
~ it’s not going to get any better
~ minimize the power of prayer
~ well-meaning friends offer “advice”
~ assumptions because we are sure what other people are thinking
~ we know how “this” ends right?
~ one fear leads to the next and soon we are riding a snowball picking up speed and size, ready to crash smack into the tree at the bottom of the hill
~ leave God out of the “equation”
~ abandon praise
~ the sacrifice of thanksgiving gets lost in frigid feelings
~ we fall into a false sense of fighting with fear wins, when faith fights to victory
~ we deny the experience of fear because our pride will not recognize fear’s icy grip on our shoulder
We can become so satisfied on the junk food of a fearful existence,
there is no healthy hunger for faith, hope and love.