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Fears are like . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Welcome to Coffee Hour and thanks so much for stopping by and joining me for a cup of encouragement. We are coming to the end of this amazing series on fear, at least I think we are; who knows where He may lead. We’re still out in the ocean and we are still in the kayak, amazingly enough. Grab your coffee and come on in. I can’t wait to share with you the revelation He gave me from going through one of my biggest fears, the ocean waves.

“Honey, are you all right?” George asked from the back.

“I guess so,” I said, still a little breathless and lost in my thoughts. I looked up to see Joe and Janine off to the left of us in the distance. They looked so peaceful, like they were out for a Sunday drive or something on the ocean. I was still reeling from being overwhelmed but not overpowered by the waves and I kept seeing them come at me like ginormous and powerful monsters.

I got into a rhythm of paddling and by now, we are way beyond any swells and it is beautiful out in the middle of the ocean. The scenery is breathtaking as well. Off in the semi-far distance I see a huge rock, and turn my thoughts back inside. The sound of sea otters’ echoes reaches us and beckons me to come out of my thoughts. I smile but return to them.

Suddenly, the revelation cast light in my heart that spread to my mind, and I stopped paddling, not out of anything other than a feeling of being overly dumbfounded. There was such clarity in the symbolism that I will never forget and yearn to give it to you with the same depth, breadth and clarity.

See, the waves that were threatening to overtake me were so much more terrorizing and crippling to me because of the things I had experienced in my life which caused those fears. This is what I kept hearing, the revelation that I will never forget but hope to inspire others with: “That fear you felt when you saw each wave is the same kind of fear that a child of mine feels when they face the things of their past that are crippling them in their present and stealing from their future!”

I’m still staggering with the truth of the reality of His love that helps us conquer our fears. Join me tomorrow for what I hope will be the conclusion.