Manage episode 278448597 series 2289946
Where are you experiencing fear right now?
What scares you most? Maybe it’s something that haunts you from your past. Maybe it’s the idea of a potential outcome in the future.
Josh and Kit are exploring a new approach. Instead of trying to escape fear, numb fear or minimize fear - today, we’re going to face fear. You can do this.
Facing your fear is a power move to pull back some of that control you normally give it. The rabbit hole of “what if’s” pulls your brain down a long, dark drop of doom. Your past can sneak up on you, trapping you.
The present - right here and right now - We’re talking about trying something very different. Don’t deny fear. Don’t drown in fear.
Today, your next step to becoming whole is Facing your Fear. Listen in.
Our fears want to be held
It’s a present moment experience of instead of panicking and focusing on what if or if only’s you’re present.
You’re present. You’re inviting God in in that moment. You’re trusting that God is with you and that He’s present and that He’s going to hold this fear with you.
In the moment you’re feeling fear, try GROUNDING: stay still, feet on the ground, pay attention your breath and notice what you are smelling, seeing, hearing, feeling.
Pray this prayer: “Father,
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures -
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
~Charles de Foucauld
“The thing that frightens us just wants to be held” - Mark Nepo
“The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which our Enemy has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them. He would therefore have them continually concerned either with eternity (which means being concerned with Him) or with the Present — either meditating on their eternal union with, or separation from, Himself, or else obeying the present voice of conscience, bearing the present cross, receiving the present grace, giving thanks for the present pleasure.” The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis
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Original music by Shannon Smith. Audio engineering by Gabriel @ DelMar Sound Recording.
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