Friday, December 2, 2011
Do you ever not do something because of reasons that you think might happen? We can always find an excuse not to do something but that's kind of a pessimistic view of things.
I've never been on what most of you would call a 'diet' but I do have to avoid things that I know will make me cough. Milk, nuts, lettuce, and the list goes on. Well last night, my dad and I went to Jason's Deli for dinner. I've been there a few times in the past few months. I've wanted but denied myself the chicken pot pie each time I went because I was afraid it would make me cough. Last night, I just went for it and ordered it. It was fantastic and didn't make me cough. I'm sure it tasted better than usual because I had wanted it for so long. So since my will power of denial had left the building, I decided to push my limits with their free ice cream. Two bites and I knew it was time to call it quits.
Fear can prevent you from some of the good things in life. Fear of groups can hinder your fellowship with others, fear of being alone can prevent quiet time with God, or fear of judgement by your peers can hinder you sharing your testimony freely. Let unjust fear be a warning, not a total barricade. ''Fear not, says the Lord, for I am with you.''