I was nominated for this challenge by BIBLEBLOGGERGIRL from Teen, Meet God Thanks so much for the nomination, Shae.
As you may have guessed, this challenge takes place over three days. Each day, I will share a quote I love and explain why I love it, then I will nominate one blogger per day.
My first quote is this…
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” by Jack Canfield
I can’t think back far enough to know a time that I wasn’t full of fear. From my earliest days, I was terrified of the unknown. That included people, places, and events. If one of my few friends suggested a new game, fear would immediately fill me. If my family visited a new place, I would be nervous until the trip ended. Joining girl scouts was too scary to stay for long. Making new friends? Impossible. Fear kept me from so many things for so long that it became a intricate part of me. I couldn’t imagine not being afraid. Even after I met Jesus and He had time to work in me, fear remained. It’s been over 40 years now, and I’ve been set free in so many areas. Yet fear still rises its ugly head when I’m faced with something new. Like writing a blog. And publishing my first book. And meeting with a local writing group.
No way! Fear may still rise up at times, but it no longer incapacitates me. Quotes like the one by Jack Canfield help me remember I’m not the only one who has to deal with fear, and that fear doesn’t have to hold me back. And best of all, Jesus is slowly teaching me to replace fear with faith. He doesn’t want me – or you – or anyone – to live in fear.
And that’s the greatest hope of all because what Jesus wants Jesus eventually gets!