Could fearlessness be achievable for less-than-superman types?

I have a dream…fearlessness. I know, it’s not one you hear of that often. But, recently it’s becoming something of a life-goal. I’m realizing that not taking ground in this area effectively makes me impotent in many other areas where I seek to experience growth.

Picture, with me for a moment, that you and I are trees. There are two types of tree we can be: The first is a well-tended tree that is full of thick sap (Faith) which nourishes its entire structure, making it able to boast a straight trunk, sinewy branches and healthy green leaves. The second tree is a sad sight. What good could have been done by faith has been negated by the outcropping of weeds (Worry) and vines (Fear) left uncontested.

I don’t know about you, but I’m determined to be that first tree. And I don’t need superhuman strength to do it, all that I’m going to lean on is that supernatural strength that raised Christ from the dead. Are you with me?

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Could fearlessness be achievable for less-than-superman types?

  1. What a great goal! I’ve thought about the same thing recently. It seems like fear is always creeping up when we least expect it, and one of the best ways to combat that fear is to confront it by doing what God calls us to do regardless of what we feel. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. I so appreciate your honesty. God loves to transform us fearlings just as much as He loves to delight in us when our faith is strong. Keep giving more of your heart over to Him and He will do the transforming that needs to be done. He’s done and is still doing it in me. πŸ™‚

  2. I want to be fearless too.

    You’ve been quiet for a couple of weeks – is everything ok?

    I thought you might like to check this guy out. He’s my brother and one of the best Christians I know. His blog is new and quite empty at the moment but he’ll be getting there. He probably could use some support from someone like you who is so committed to living God’s way, and you might enjoy his journey too.

    http://jafflethelankysquid.wordpress.com/

    1. It was fun reading your brothers post and I look forward to reading more. Thanks for sharing his blog with me. (Are you a big sister or little sister…or twin, maybe?)

      Glad you want to be fearless. I think I’ve been growing in that the last couple of weeks as I’ve struggled with a few health trials and other things. Thanks for your concern. It’s good to be back. πŸ™‚

      1. I am both a big sister and a little sister. I’m 5 years older than Jeff, but much smaller, so he tells everyone I am his little sister. πŸ™‚

        I hope your health improves. I’ve had months of poor health myself and am still only just trying to get back into my normal routines – although it won’t be long before I’m all disrupted again: I’m expecting a baby in February.

      2. Oh wow! Congratulations! Is this your first one? Do you know whether it will be a boy or a girl?

        As for your big/little sister status, I can identify. Funny how things change with time…

        I’m sorry to hear about your ill health and appreciate your condolences for my own. Thanks again for reaching out. πŸ™‚

  3. Yes! I agree. I become afraid to take a step forward but I know I can’t stay in this one spot forever, with my foot off the ground. I gotta put it down in front of me and if mistakes come, well then I have lessons to learn. Nothing really really really nasty is going to come forward if our intentions are good. So why do we buckle down in fear? That nasty friend that keeps coming to our aid, to protect us from hurting ourselves?

    I have been afraid to launch a business idea and your words have given me that umph I needed. Thank you.

    1. Oh, that’s wonderful, Marlene! I pray your business becomes a great platform for you to experience new growth and to extend great blessing to others.

      What you said about our nasty friend struck a cord with me. Why would I want to be friends with fear–do I really need that kind of backing in my life?

      1. God bless your heart, Dear Elaine

        School has me busy off-line, but thankfully, our Heavenly Father knows what we need before we ask!

        Keeping you lifted up to Papa,
        ann

  4. I’m thinking that your ambition and desire is the Holy Spirit who lives in you, drawing you deeper into the work of Christ – what an adventure lies ahead for you, cheers Graeme

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