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Fear is a Terrible Motivator

Being afraid is my downfall, at times literally. From not submitting because I am afraid of the outcome of my husband’s ideas, to being overly critical of my children because I am afraid of them repeating our mistakes or developing a bad habit, fear is not good. 

There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.

1 John 4:18

While I have definitely never been foolish enough to claim I love perfectly, I am recognizing being a far way off from it of late. Much more focused on what I see around me- and in many cases the hurts I am looking for because I fear they are there- than I should be. When everything is starting to go well and we think that things are starting to go better we are quick to jump on the hope we see! But, the moment a whisper of doubt swirls in we take our eyes off perfect love and sink back into the fear waiting to hold us close again. 

More than likely, I will come back to this and write a much more detailed post. For now, however, I am going back and being convicted by my own words. 

The posts I am rereading: 

And when I am done reading that, I am going to pray

May God bless your week and may He fill our hearts with His perfect love that fear would have no more place in us. 

A few verses of hope if you also struggle with fear:

  • Matthew 10:28
  • John 14:26-28
  • Romans 8:14-17
  • 1 Peter 3:13-15

I'm Rebecca, a Christian, wife, and mother of three. I lived wrong for a long time, got pretty well slapped with the reality of how sanctifying marriage and motherhood are, and now I am hoping to help others to hold on to Jesus in all the hard parts of life.

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