Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dreaming- Fears vs. Faith


This week Holley asked us these questions:  What’s one fear you’ve faced when it comes to your God-sized dream?  And what’s the truth that’s bigger than that fear?

ETA: While watching Biggest Loser Monday night Jillian Michaels said something that fits perfectly, "Feel the fear- do it anyway."  LOVE that!  There will always be fear... what matters is what you do with it!

Wow- nothing like hitting where it "hurts" :).  Fear- can grab a hold and threaten to choke the life out of you OR it can make you stronger by turning your back on fear and taking holding of faith.  I guess that's what it comes down to- will I let fear grab hold of me or will I grab hold of faith?


My fear is three-fold- that I am 1) too old to make this change and 2) that I can't afford it financially and 3) that I don't really have God's direction on this.  However, I flip the table on these- 1) Why NOT now?  Why NOT before I really do get too old to make this change? 2) I have seen God provide in so many ways for me in the past- do I REALLY think He can't do this?  and 3)I know that God will close any door that is not where He wants me to be so as long as I continue walking in Him and walking through where He has placed me then I KNOW He is going to be with me.  And THAT is His truth.  I can't help but look at 1 Kings 19:11-13 (ESV):
11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”






I want to listen for that whisper... 

This is a link up with Holley Gerth's series on God Sized Dreams

6 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I think sometimes we want "the shout" from God and miss the whisper. It is NOT too late. Yes, He will provide. He will shut doors, but even if you believe He is saying, "Go" and He really isn't, He will not abandon you. Pray wisely. Trust completely. Love you much along with your God-sized dream.

Tami said...

Dad- I know- I don't want to miss that whisper. I firmly believe He is saying "go" in this direction- it's trying to pinpoint the exact direction... :) Love you too- and thanks for asking about it on the phone- that meant the world to me!

Caitlin Helsel said...

Awesome reminder :) I've always been a believer in the idea that if it isn't meant to happen, something will occur to keep you from doing it. Otherwise, you have to find a way to get past your fear and go for it!

Alicia Curley said...

This post touches on my biggest vice: letting go of fears and trusting, having faith. I just can't figure out how to really let go. If you ever have advice on how to do that, keep it coming. I know it's a process, I don't think there's a switch I can just flip (although there certainly seemed to be a switch that flipped on to keep me so guarded)!

Tami said...

Caitlin- Yep- working on the fear part :)

Tami said...

Alicia- It's hard- human nature says keep going back to it and hold on- it's a control thing I guess. I'll let you know ;)