Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chihuahua of Fear {God-sized Dreams}


 This weeks prompt from Holley is "to have a little talk with the fear in your life. Write a letter that starts out, “Dear Chihuahua of Fear, I have some things I’d like to say to you…” {Is this kinda silly? Um, yes, but that’s the point. Fear always tries to make us take it more seriously than we should.}

Dear Chihuahua of Fear,

I have some things I would like to say to you. You follow me around all day every day nipping at my dreams little by little. All the while, barking words of fear and doubt so often that I think you are an old vinyl record skipping. Whoever made the statement that good things come in small packages may have been right about diamond rings and such but apparently, they never meet you. You think you have it made. That you can rule in my life but there is something you do not know. I have a new puppy in my life. His name is Faith-Praise. Right now, he is not much bigger than you are, but he is growing everyday. His bark is not very strong but it is deep and getting louder. He and I are spending more time together and as we do you will slowly but surely being pushed farther away. Faith-Praise and I may still see you around some but we will face you then move forward. So take this as a warning letter that your effect on my life is ending starting today.

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord,
which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today,
you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.

Exodus 14:13-15

8 comments:

  1. I love Exodus 14:14...it's a verse that keeps coming into my life, whether I'm looking for it or not. "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still." So true...and I love that you mentioned the more your faith grows, the smaller that chihuahua of fear becomes. Thank you for the encouragement today, friend. Great post! :)

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  2. I love how you have a new puppy in town that is and will continue to overshadow that chihuahua of fear. Blessings friend!

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  3. I LOVE this analogy! Perfectly written...and I totally relate! Left me smiling and encouraged...thank you!

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  4. Thanks for commenting on my blog, Amy! I love your post too, and that you have a new puppy in town, Faith-Praise! Perfect! Blessings to you, blogging friend!
    Anne

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  5. There's a new dog in town! I love how you handled the yappy Chihuahua. Such a simple and happy solution!

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  6. Amen to that! I pray our faith-praise will grow bigger and stronger everyday.

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  7. Yeah, Amy! I love how you brought in Faith-Praise.

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