This is another long social media status update that popped up in my memories from five years ago. I definitely wanted to share this and the lesson said I learned from the experience.
One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Timothy 1:7 which reads, “for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” It was the first scripture that I taught Bear, our oldest, and I use it in prayer daily. I truly believe that God has not given me the spirit of fear, I have power through him, I love everyone, and my mind is equipped to make sound judgement calls and initiate self control. I walk boldly in faith knowing that God is always in control and I’m equipped to handle whatever comes my way.
But occasionally, I’m reminded that I am still human. Sometimes I might find myself in a situation that causes me to feel nervous, anxious, or even scared. Especially when I lift up the laundry basket and see a HUGE, three inch lizard sitting on my couch. At which point I scream and quicly spray air freshener at it. Then in order to protect myself and my son from this dinosaur, I immediately flipped all the couch cushions over.
I figured that wasn’t enough to ensure Godzilla was gone so I mustered up my SUPER HUMAN mommy strength and flipped over the couch. I then ferociously sprayed my Lavender Vanilla air freshener defense shield to ward off the HUMONGOUS three inch lizard. There might have been some screaming, praying aloud, and even a couple of tears as I battled the world’s largest small house gecko. I’m 100% sure those came from me. My son BEAR, who was four at the time, stood firm and said “Mama, God has not given us the spirit of fear.” I quickly replied, “that doesn’t apply to lizards,” as I cautiously scanned the living room to ensure our white, four legged visitor was gone.
So with that being said clearly I have power to lift couches. Eventually, I used my sound mind to (self control) to calm down because I realized that I’m bigger than the terrible lizard. I also used it as an opportunity to teach my son what not to do when you’re scared. I also reminded him that the little lizard was afraid of me too. Shall we say love caused me to spray my Lavender Vanilla air freshener defense system to protect my son?
But, when it came to fear…
On this day, THE LIZARD WON.
To hear about how to put faith over fear, watch my challenge video.
Make this week fantastic,