It’s something that’s been in my bucket list for a while
I saved the money up, just needed a time and venue
I looked for months
What I thought would be easy to find turned out to be difficult
Either the price price was too high, or the venue wasn’t what I was looking for
Then one day I put two words in my search engine
And what I’ve been looking for appeared, at virtually the price I saved
But before I would buy, fear started to grip me inside
I remembered the voices of others saying they wouldn’t buy it
I thought if something went wrong, I wouldn’t have them to lean on
Fear became so strong, it caused discomfort in my neck all night long
When morning came, I analyzed why was I about to walk away
From something I wanted so long and is right in my face
I would criticize others for not jumping on opportunities
Yet, here I was about to turn down one staring at me.
So, I reviewed some Bible verses on fear:
What causes fear? Anything can. It could be being afraid of failure and hearing others say “I told ya it wouldn’t work “. It could be not having someone to share the experience with. It could be believing things won’t work out as you imagined. Or it could simply be nerves. But fear is not of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 says For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. This scripture is telling me my fear is not from God, but from listening to what people have to say.
Joshua 1:9 says…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. This scripture is telling me I have nothing to fear because God is with me wherever I go.
Matthew 6:34 says “ take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”. This scripture tells me not to worry about what’s going to happen tomorrow. So I’m not to worry about the consequences of this venture. I’m going to carry on to fulfill my bucket list. Trusting that if I’m making a bad decision, the Lord will intervene and protect me.