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Feb 01

Afraid I am Not…..

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

Afraid

 

Afraid…..I used to be afraid I wasn’t good enough

Not a good enough child of God, wife or mother….

I beat myself up all the time about how I needed to be better

Just creating more havoc on myself and my family

 

Stress and fear do not mix well

I couldn’t hold onto my family as well as living in fear

The stress drove me over the edge

The fear kept me pulling away instead of drawing near

 

Afraid is no longer who I am or what I am about

I am learning that I am imperfect and that’s ok

The difference is that I am striving to be imperfectly perfect in Christ!

 

Afraid is not what the Lord has for me…..or for you….

Fear is not of Him….

Peace He gives us….

Strength He provides us….

Alone we will never be….

He will always be with me……with you…..

 

I understand the looks of fear on other’s faces…..

Fear of the unknown….

Fear of their failures winning them over….

Fear that grips the body and you think it’ll never let go

 

I have a God who is bigger than my fear…..than your fear….

He is the love that I always need and never want to lose

My Friend that is second to none

My Father who holds me close when I am down

 

Afraid…..no longer I am……

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  1. Michelle

    Fear. If we let it control us it can become our idol. I recently heard David Nasser talk about fear. It was amazing. Thank you for linking up with the Prairies this week.
    Michelle recently posted..Caffeinated Randomness – I’ve Been HackedMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes, fear can grab onto us, control us and our lives if we allow it too. Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  2. Ronda @ Following Our Leader

    Reading this I am reminded of the verse, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18) Praise God that He has delivered us from fear!
    Ronda @ Following Our Leader recently posted..Abide in ChristMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! His love casts out our fear! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  3. Mia

    I just love your description of striving to be imperfect in His perfection.
    It says it all … Christ in me, my hope of glory! Happy FMF and FFF!
    Yes, I found you at both Link-ups.
    Much love
    Mia
    Mia recently posted..A Woman in a ClosetMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, Christ is the only way we are made perfect! Thank you for stoppin by hun! Blessings!

  4. Rosann

    Oh how I can relate to your words here. Thanks for sharing your heart. Getting over fear of not being…enough…is a daily struggle for me. I’m a work in-progress for sure. :)
    Rosann recently posted..Help Build Your Husband’s ConfidenceMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is a daily struggle…..Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  5. Kristina

    love this!
    Kristina recently posted..A trip to Sicks Kids and Photo FridaysMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  6. Christina

    Imperfectly perfect in Christ–love that! True freedom indeed.
    Christina recently posted..Teach Me Jesus Thursdays: The Only CureMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is so true of my life! It just fits! Blessings hun!

  7. Melissa

    Yes! So good! Found you at FMF, so glad I did!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) Blessings hun! Thank you for stoppin by!

  8. Danielle

    Love your post here, reminding us that we don’t have to be perfect to be His, we ARE perfect, Because we are His! Stopping in from FMF…blessings, Danielle PS Love your site!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for your kind words and for stoppin by! Blessings!

  9. Laura @ Pruning Princesses

    Misty, I can hear bits of No More Perfect Moms in your post! There are bits in mine too. So glad you have let go of some of those worries…I am trying too (it’s hard when I know that I will mess up my kids at least a bit–every momma does).
    Laura @ Pruning Princesses recently posted..What to say when she is afraid…My Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It’s so funny that NMPM came along now, it is something that I have been realizing over the last year or so. When I received the email from HAH I couldn’t believe the write up on the application to be a part of the launch team! It was so inline with what I had been working towards that it was truly a God thing! Blessings hun!

  10. Caroline

    v. true!

    Stopping by from Five Minute Friday. Thanks for linking up!
    Caroline recently posted..Each TimeMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

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