What are you afraid of?

What are we afraid ofSo, the carrot looks afraid of the rabbit which is ironic because in real life, the two people in the costumes are good friends. You can even watch them together on youtube if you don’t believe me (I’ll post a link at the below).

We are all afraid of different things, but what is especially sad is when we are afraid of things that we would actually enjoy if we could overcome our fear.

The key to being free is to face our fears and to try to find a way forward.

Sometimes a friend can help us by being with us as we face our fears.

Sometimes taking a rational approach helps us to be free from particular fears as we see them for what they really are.

Sometimes having a better understanding of who we are helps us to conquer fear. Bullies for example count on the fact that we feel weak and insignificant, but if we realize that we aren’t weak and powerless then things can change.

I believe that God wants to help us to be free from fear.

Will tell God what we are afraid of and ask him to fill us with his presence to strengthen us and give us courage to find freedom?

Will we ask God to speak the truth to us and to show us who we really are and what is really going in the situation that we are afraid of?

Will we ask God to act in power? When I am praying for people who are stressed I invite them to hear the words of Jesus ‘Peace be still‘. Jesus was speaking to a physical storm which stopped as he spoke those words, but he can also speak those words to our troubled minds. (You can read more about ‘peace, be still’ in Facing the storms and stresses of life.)

I am not ashamed to say that sometimes I feel afraid and I am encouraged to say that I am overcoming my fears with God’s help.

So, here is the proof that the carrot and rabbit are friends, nothing to be afraid of at all!

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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