Thursday, August 27, 2009

Worries, Anxieties, and Fears...

There are few people who have found the tranquility of soul and peace of mind that God intended us to experience each and every day! Part of our struggle is we fail to believe that we are unconditionally loved and acceptable just as we are! We don't experience the wonderful freedom from fears and phobias as God's children. There is much written and said about GRACE but most deny the practice of GRACE (both internally and externally). Living by GRACE will lead us out of our FEARS and into the tranquil experience of LOVE, JOY, and CONTENTMENT. In love there is no room for fear. Why? Because fear implies punishment and badness and no one who is motivated and hindered by fear is experiencing the freedom of love.
I have often professed my faith in GOD'S unconditional love for me while still living in and being guided by fear. The "if" questions that have driven my mind and my life are many; "if I don't make the mortage", "if she gets sick", "if he dies", "if I lose my joy", "if my 401-k continues to tank", "if an earthquake occurs", "if a hurricane hits", "what am I going to do if...", "what if someone breaks into my house", "what if........"
Brennan Manning simply says, "once these questions guide our lives, we take out a second mortgage in the house of fear..."
Many seek safety from fear in many places but not their heart...only as you find your heart can you experience the unconditional love intended just for you! Safety is not found in 'success', companions, alcohol, money, work, fame, nor celebrity status!
I have found a safe place within my heart...a tranquil place where there is peace, serenity, and joy. And my heart can experience the love and acceptance that brings the serenity meant just for me...

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