By Julia Amting
If there is something that I would have to say is my worst quality, I would say it is my complete inability to be decisive. About absolutely anything. If you offered me a cookie with frosting, and a cookie without, it would take me a considerable amount of time for me to make a decision. I mean, I’d have to weigh the options (frosting has more sugar, gets on your face, but it’s so good, but also, the other one seems a little overbaked and bland without it…) Also, there are much harder decisions to make, regarding our futures, education, employment, and families.
So, lately I’ve been looking at my life, observing others, and thinking about what truly motivates us. What gets us out of bed in the morning, what gives us the strength to do all the activities that we sign ourselves up for, what gives us the stamina to do hard things, why do we continue to do things, in what disposition do we strive? What thought process do we use to make our decisions? And why is it so hard?
Woah. Just pause and think about how amazing that is for a minute. A verse that allows your soul to breathe a little.
Fear is Just a Lie
Brothers and sisters, this is a lie.
When we’re living in fear, we don’t give our lives room to breathe. We attempt to control our interactions, the situations around us, and the people in our lives. This tenses us up, harming ourselves and the people around us. An obsessive need for control over our lives is a good sign that we are motivated by fear.
“What is it that shapes your life? What lies deep in your heart? Where do your hopes and aspirations lie?”
Is it fear and obsessing over our anxiety that shapes our life, lies deep in our hearts, forms our decisions, or is it faith and unwavering trust in our loving Father, who lavishes upon us security, joy, and salvation.