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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Facing your fears

I think most of us have some sort of fear. I have a few! I am afraid of heights. I fear my kids falling off a ledge or something like that! I used to be deathly afraid of crossing bridges, especially big ones like The Golden Gate Bridge and the other big one near that one...I think it's called the Bay Bridge. It's a shame because the entire time my hubby and I were in San Francisco I would close my eyes and hold my breath when we would cross those bridges. Dave would say...honey...you don't know the beautiful scenery you're missing, please open your eyes. But there was no way!

Same with trips to Florida! My friend who lives in Florida now was aware of how afraid I was because when we'd visit...well...let's just say...she knew. Anyways...they moved and so the next time I flew down to visit she didn't tell me about the really high and long bridge I'd have to cross over Tampa Bay to get to her house because she was afraid I wouldn't come. What she didn't know was that I had received prayer about this fear. And that the prayer seriously ended this fear.

The first thing she said when we walked in the door was...I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the bridge, how did it go? She didn't believe me when I said it was fine. I explained about getting prayer and she just couldn't believe it. But when we drove places and she could see my reaction and that it was nothing, she was amazed! Even when I was driving across this bridge and there were flashing lights about High Winds warnings, I didn't even flinch. Sometimes I can't even believe it! But trust me when I say...I used to have to close my eyes or if I was driving I would white knuckle it. There were times when I was even in tears. It was a HUGE fear! It's gone!

I still am afraid of heights. I'm still praying and asking for that fear to be removed. Although I wonder why the fear of going over bridges was taken away but the fear of heights wasn't. I remember when we were in Hawaii and my hubby would get close to the edges of cliffs. I would get so mad at him. He tried to coax me near a guard rail for a picture with him...no go! The road to Hana was a nightmare! Hairpin turns on high cliffs...eek! I'm even afraid to get on a ladder. Going up is fine as long as it's not too high, it's when it's time to come down.

So...why does God take away some fears and not others?

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