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Monday, May 12, 2008

Fearing God more than we Fear our fears

I hope all of you had a wonderful mothers day who are moms. I also want to tell you that my heart breaks for those of you who may be reading who have lost a child or are struggling with infertility or are single and want to be a mom. Keep seeking the Lord and keep believing Him for a miracle. I did have a wonderful mothers day and am so honored to mother my sweet one. So often I feel like I blowing it and I just need more grace each day to try to raise her in the Lord and in a house of love and laughter. She is my best little buddy!

Isaiah 7:9b
If you do not stand firm in your faith,
you will not stand at all.' "

I just wanted to share a quick word that I have been thinking on for days now. I have really been struggling with a fear issue when you get down to it. Fear of failure. So much so that it has had me sort of paralyzed. Our minds really are powerful things. We also have the mind of Christ if we are believers and His Holy word to help us as we journey toward our true home. We also have a choice. Will we rely on the Spirits help and power or will we sink down in the quicksand of fear and do nothing? That is what the enemy would have us to do and that is what our flesh would have us to do. Long story short...I don't know why but I have gotten to the end of these online courses I have been taking and I have been so psyched out. Almost like running a marathon the whole way and stopping to walk or just stand before you get to the finish line. Also, I have a two year old so that doesn't help when you are trying to study and be a mom.

These verses just came to me this morning in my spirit that I needed to QUIT trying to rely on my own strength. I literally can't do this on my own and I just came to that place today where I was like Lord please give me the strength and energy to do this. Please make me smarter than I am. Your word says...
2 Corinthians 1:9Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,

One thing Beth Moore said in the current bible study I am leading is that "We need to fear God more than we fear our fear." I needed to hear that again. Without faith it is impossible to please God. I have to believe and reprogram my mind that if He can raise the dead...He can help me finish my courses as small as that may seem to some of you I need that resurrection power and when I graduate from these courses I will give Him all the praise. I praise Him even tonight for helping me study for the last three hours. Amen!


11 comments:

StaceyStace said...

Good words. I can tell you I have had to overcome some fears going back to school while mothering. It is definitely a humbling process to find yourself in a place where you have to say to God, "unless You are Who You say you are, and will do what You say You will do, I will not make it."

In Him you can do it!! If I can, anybody can.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Fear is such a "thing" for me too. It seems like I'll work through it in one area and feel like God has given me victory and then...I get slapped in the face in another area...

Thanks for the encouraging words tonight!

Blessings,
steph.

Tam said...

"QUIT trying to rely on my own strength."

God just smacked me (gently) with this one TODAY!

I think He's up to something because I'm reading a lot of this lately!

you are precious!

StaceyStace said...

Hey, Jenny. I pretty much have my plans down for San Antonio. Yay! If you want to compare notes, feel free to email me at ssickmil@umail.montevallo.edu

I'm looking forward to talking with you, but maybe we'll see each other at Walmart again before then! =)

HisTreasuredPossession said...

hey Jenny. Sorry to leave this comment here with nothing to do with fear. But I don't have your email!
Take cupcakes and ice them with yellow icing. Place one gum drop (or any kind of cute candy) in the center. Cute jumbo marshmallows in 4 pieces; then take 5 pieces and place them on the cupcake like a daisy. So easy! Enjoy! -rachel

Sherry said...

Do I need to come to your house with my homemade cape and spatula and scream "God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of POWER!!" and karate chop your computer???? Sometimes that works for mark's "monster's." :)

Amy said...

Hey girl! I was actually in Atlanta on a short business trip! I meant to E-mail you and I still have your CD!!

Profbaugh said...

Hey Jenny,

I can so relate to you on this post, except I'm on the other end of the on-line class as the professor! This last week is like a marathon and frankly there are days I just don't think I'm going to make it. Thank goodness, I don't have to rely on my own strength! Hang in there, kiddo. Hopefully, you're classes are coming to an end. As for me, I start right back up with an intersession class (On Truth and Deception. . sounds interesting, huh?) on Monday. No rest for the weary.

Just remember, fear turns to courage with prayer!!

~Cheryl

connorcolesmom said...

SO TRUE!
Great post
Fear is one of my strongholds but praise the LORD b/c He is delivering me!
Thanks Jenny for the reminder
Love ya
Kim

pinkmommy said...

Girl...amen.

Faith said...

Oh, I love those verses and that quote! So encouraging. Thanks, Jenny Hope!