Tuesday, April 9
Dear Chihuahua of Fear
This week in our God-Sized Dreaming with Holley Gerth, we were encouraged to write a letter to the Chihuahua of Fear... Here's mine.
I was going to add a picture of a chihuahua in my post to go along with it, but while searching for an image, I just got the heebie jeebies and had to stop... I hate dogs that much...
(so instead, my brave girl climbing the huge pine tree in our front yard...)
Dear Chihuahua of Fear,
I have some things I'd like to say to you ...
First of all, I've never been a fan of dogs, especially little nippy ones that make a whole lot of noise and cause a pretty big mess, and really are not good for much. Because really, that is all you are--just a tiny little thing in the corner of my brain that yaps louder than the music on the radio, barks more often than my confidence, and howls to drown out the fire whistles of truth.
The problem is, O Chihuahua of Fear, as much as I don't like you... I know you--I'm used to you and that makes it a little too comfortable to live with you, to listen to you, to let you stick around. I have this fear of the unknown, this fear of change--and that is all your fault, too!
Well no longer, Chihuahua of Fear, the time has come for you to go. I'm kicking you out of this little brain of mine. And when you go, could you take your puppy friends with you--distraction, procrastination, and perfectionism...
God-Sized Dreaming Julie
PS... Chihuahua of Fear, you have me so flustered, I forgot to share with you some TRUTH that speaks louder than you bark!!
2 Kings 6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
(I know this is Spiritual in nature, but I also see this as like my God-sized Dream Team--they encourage and lend a helping hand to each other as we pursue our dreams together!!)
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
(God is with me... The LORD MY GOD is with me... wherever I go)
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
(this is a big one for me... so often I feel no power, no love and definitely not a sound mind, but I know this is NOT how God wants me to live so I'm focusing on TRUTH)
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
(The Right Hand of HIS Righteousness... is there anything stronger?!?!?)
It is no coincidence that we are on the chapter on FEAR in the Hello Mornings Bible Study this week. Check out Abounding Hope.
If you are looking for a good read, look no further than You're Made for a God-sized Dream!!