Saturday, February 18, 2012
Have you ever been told 'you might feel a lil discomfort' before? Then when they did the procedure, you felt like yelling 'for crying out loud, THAT HURT.' I used to be extremely fearful of needles. If I had to give blood for some reason, I'd work myself up into a panic and be halfway to passing out before they even stuck me. It became such a habit, that I'd warn the nurse that if I didn't lay down then I'd pass out. When I got older, I had to check my blood every few days for awhile. I got over the fear of giving blood with that ordeal.
I'm still needle shy tho. I went in for my 2nd filling in my life at the dentist's office a couple of years ago. I noticed the dentist hiding something behind his back. Then I saw that HUGE needle. My tooth needed filled but my heart was more filled with fear than anything with the sight of that needle. I said, 'what are you planning on doing with THAT?' [I'm a pretty outspoken patient] He said it's just a lil numbing medicine. NUH-UH. I said 'no, I'm good without it.' I did do fine with it all and no needles. I hope he wrote that on my chart..lol..'no shots for her.'
Fear can be a good thing tho. It can keep us from danger and getting hurt. Psalm 111:10 ''The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.'' God doesn't sugar-coat the pains of hell. He clearly warns us and it should stir up a fear in us of an eternal life separated from Him. Matthew 13:42 ''They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.''
Put fear in its proper place and you'll be eternally blessed.