Category Archives: Fear

My Dream vs My Fear

Is my dream bigger than my fear or is my fear overtaking my ability to try.

Is my dream bigger than my ability to take the leap and try something new.  

Sometimes you have to try new things not knowing how it’s going to work out.

Sometimes you have to open the door and not know what’s on the other side.

Sometimes you have to take the leap and have the faith that your parachute you will open.

If you never try you won’t ever see your dream become a reality.  

If you never try you will never achieve your goal.  

If you never try then you won’t never know if you could have done it or not.

You only fail if you fail to try.

I think you can do it today.  I am for you today.  I’m calling for you today to try. Take one small  step towards your next goal.

Do you realize the pain, and the regret, and the disappointment you will experience if you go through your whole life and never try to make your dreams a reality?  So what if you fail! So what if it doesn’t work out exactly the way you think it should work out!!

If it sounds like I’m a bit fussy today, I guess I am.  Sometimes we need a little push,  sometimes we need a little shove,  sometimes we need a swift kick in the butt to get going.

So get going. Do it now. Get it done. You can do it! I believe in you.  This is not a test of the emergency broadcast system.  This is real.  This is your life.  You only have one chance to live it. 

Do not let fear, the false evidence appearing real, that the enemy tries to present to overtake you. I am so passionate about this today. My heart is breaking for you.  

Did you know that there will be tears in heaven?  Those are going to be tears of regret. When we get to heaven and the Father shows us all we could have been will you feel proud of yourself or will you cry tears of regret.   If only we weren’t afraid to step out and take a chance. If only we would have tried.  It only takes a little extra to be above ordinary.  Trying and failing is always better than not trying at all.

The last thing I want is for you to get to heaven with a parachute that never opened because you were too afraid to jump.  I encourage you to take the leap.  

Get It Done.  

Be well my friends.

KayD G. (letting my Son-light shine)

 

The Bear Story

Two men were hiking in the forest when they both saw a bear.  Realizing that the great bear had also seen them, one of the men bent down and began to tie his shoes.  The other man asked, “what are you going, you can’t outrun a bear!”  His fellow hiker exclaimed, “I don’t have to outrun the bear, I only have to outrun you!”

This is a cute, little story and somewhat humorous but it’s also relatively sad.  Sad because that’s exactly our mindset in a great deal of life’s situations.

…to be the #1 student in the class, I don’t have to do my best, I just need to do better than you.

…to get the boss’s attention, I don’t have to create the most widgits, I just need to do create more than you.

…to get the cutest guy or girl, I don’t have to look or act my best, I just need to look or act better than you.

In business, this may be the way things work. And also in certain life situations, this may be the way things work.  But in the Kingdom, it is not.

This reLove blog is about re-thinking.  So let’s re-think this…I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you.  How about…I don’t have to outrun you, I have to run my race and stay in my lane while I’m doing so.  In the Kingdom race, our start times are different and our finish line is not in the same spot.  Mine may be an uphill battle and you may be skating on thin ice.  The crosses we must bear are very different indeed.

Stop trying to compete with people and just run your race.

Don’t try to compete with people, do more to complete people.

You are in a race, but not with your neighbor.  You are in a race of your own.  To be the best you that you can be and give it all you’ve got to worship the Father and to see Him smile.

Be well my friends.

KayD G.

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Hole to Whole

My oldest son has always been afraid of spiders.  Especially the big, hairy, rubber black ones that can be seen around Halloween.  I was sitting and talking with my youngest son the other night and surprisingly, I found out that he is afraid of spiders too. I thought to myself, that’s weird.  To have both of my children afraid of the same thing.

And then I thought deeper still.

A lot of us are afraid of the same things.

About 12 years ago, my sister passed away very unexpectedly.  After breaking a bone in her foot, she developed a blood clot that traveled to her lung. Literally, she was here one day and gone the next.  Before that time, two of my aunts died of blood clot related illnesses and my mother has had multiple lower extremity blood clots through the years.  And then it hit me.  Last year, I developed multiple blood clots in my lungs and one in my leg.   Immediately, horrible thoughts entered into my mind. Thoughts of leaving my husband and my boys behind.  Thoughts of my parents having to go through losing another daughter. And immediately I began to cast these thoughts away from me.

Several things I realized about myself during this time, but one thing is for sure, my worst fear had surfaced in my own life.  And if I had been suppressing these fearful feelings for all of these years, then others in my family had been doing the same.  We were afraid of the same things and that fear had once again manifested in our family.

As I was emailing with a co-worker the other day about her medical issues, I could hear the fear in the words she wrote.   It’s like it jumped off the page at me.  She was afraid of living with the pain, she was afraid the medical procedure she was going to have this week wouldn’t work, she was afraid of not being whole.  I could sympathize with her through all of that because those are some of the things I had felt nearly a year ago.

But here’s the difference.  That Sunday morning when I couldn’t breath, I cried out to the only Person who I knew could help me, my Savior Jesus.  I cried out to Him to save me.  I cried out to Him that I knew He had more work for me to do and that He wouldn’t break the hearts of my parents again by loosing me, now their one and only living child.  I cried out to the One who I knew wouldn’t allow my husband and my children to be without their wife and mother.  I cried out and asked for His help.

On the other hand, when I asked my co-worker if there was anything she wanted me to lift in prayer she responded, “It wouldn’t hurt if you could think of me in your prayers”.  That hurt me.  It was at this moment that I realized that she didn’t know my friend Jesus and that it was up to me to be sure she did.

Some say God created a hole inside each one of us that only He can fill.  Some try to fill it with work, or a girlfriend, or a bottle or money but I know it’s a hole that only He can fill.  He is the only one who can make us whole. After my ordeal with my health issue, I made a decision not to worry about anything ever again.  I may be concerned about something but I will never worry again.  I make a conscious choice to not be anxious for anything but in all things, through prayer and supplication, to let my requests be known to God.  And you know what happens after that?  The peace of God that surpasses what my mind can wrap around and what my lips can find the words to say, will be in my heart and in my mind in Christ Jesus.

My prayer for my co-worker and those like her is not just that her medical procedure is 100% successful but that her mind is renewed about the man named Jesus.  That He alone is able to take her from having a hole to being whole.

You may have someone in your life that you recognize needs to be made whole.  I encourage you to share our Jesus with them today.   And we all have our own fears that we have allowed to make a place in our lives.  I encourage you to find and to expel those fears from your life with the Words of God you know can combat any and everything.

Be well, my friends.

The Point of No Return

This is the point where it’s closer to finish than it is to go back to the beginning.

It’s like walking a 3 mile path.  Once you’re past the ½ way mark, you may as well finish.

Well I have to confess, I have a very deep fear.  After some serious soul searching, I finally realize exactly what I’m afraid of…I’m afraid of succeeding.  Here’s a quote that perfectly defines my fear.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson

Here’s another famous quote by a woman I admire, Joyce Meyer.  She says, “Do it afraid”.  Of all the things I’ve heard Joyce Meyer say, this is the one I remember the most.  Second to that is “to always put away your shopping cart” (teehee).

But now I’m at the point of no return.  I’m past the 1/2 way mark so I’m doing it afraid.  I’m launching the blog.  I’m finishing the book.  I’m starting the business.  I’m declaring to the world that my little light will shine.  My SON-light will shine.  It’s time for the glory of God that is within me to manifest.  I won’t hold back any longer.

“Go get it.  Go get your blessing.  It’s your time!”  Those lines are from one of my favorite Mary Mary songs.

So I claim it.  It’s my time.

And it’s your time too.  Maybe it’s something you’ve tried and you failed.  Are you afraid of it still?  What is it your time for?  Are you shying away from it? What is it your season to do?  Where are you to shine?  Share it with me.  Share it with the world.  Leave a comment and let the world know how brilliant, gorgeous, talented, wonderful and fabulous you are.  Your comment might inspire someone else to their own personal level of greatness.  Be well, my friends. Be well.

JOY Junkie
aka KayD G.