Monday, August 26, 2013

A World without Fear

There are some things that keep your mind occupied for years. Unfortunately for me, Binding Fear,  has been one of them. To remind me that it no longer has control over my life, I've decided to write of it again. One of my goals currently, is to work on that fear, take up my cross and be a Brave soldier for the kingdom of God.

~Take Courage~

Have you ever thought, what would you do if you lived without fear? The kind of fear that paralyzes you to the point of doing absolutely nothing with your life. Afraid of becoming a failure or a success stumps every idea, dream, plan or project from being fulfilled.

Something is holding us back. The question is what.  Procrastination? Lethargy? or the fear of...?

God didn't give us the spirit of fear, yet many of us carry it with us wherever we go. It's as if fear is part of our wardrobe. A cloak we put on as soon as we wake in the morning. Standing in front of the mirror of truth, we see nothing more than someone lacking the courage to pursue dreams, finish projects, and slay dragons (well, maybe the Prince can slay the dragons). We reach for the mark, but the mark is almost unattainable and far out of reach.  Mostly, preferring the quiet of our comfort zone, we quit at the beginning of the race.

For one moment, close your eyes, and imagine with me a world without Fear? If everyone, I mean, literally, every single person on Earth had NO FEAR- How would our World be then? I believe there would be peace on Earth. No wars, no violence, no crime, no poverty, no hunger. Our world would be prosperous, productive, and fruitful. Success would ring, like chimes, out in the streets. Joy would be our daily manna. All would be wise and wealthy. If only...

If we are to fear anything in life, let us fear God. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!"  Psalm 111:10  Let us prove to our Lord that we honor and respect him. Should we fear Him, we will have the knowledge to overcome the fears that hold us back from finishing the good work of the Lord.

"Therefore, do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be shown." Matthew 10:26

Today, I am given another perspective of the above Word. I think of the many gifts God has given us which we have hidden and covered. We've buried them because of the spirit of fear. But when the Lord returns, we know He will ask for interest on that gift.

So Let us put aside fear, and uncover the gifts to change our world, within the World. Reveal and share the talents He's given you to family, friends and others!  Use your courage & wisdom to uncover all the good things (ideas, plans, projects, gifts) that are in you. Take a risk! Write down the vision and make it plain on tablets... For it awaits an appointed time... though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3

Take time to lift your head with courage and knowledge to defeat the tactics of your Enemy. It can take thousands of failures before coming into success. Let me remind you, success is the product of trial & error. So try and try again until you finally face the fear that holds you back from accomplishing yours dreams and seeing the vision come alive.

Join me in conquering FEAR again & again; As many fights as it takes- to create a beautiful, fruitful world where all who have golden ideas and promising dreams will see them fulfilled sooner than later. Let us be brave, build towards a better tomorrow and live in a World without Fear!

© August 2013 Ellie Kings
Art: A Questionable Risk by Joey Remmers


Steve E said...

40 years ago, I was a veteran symphony violinist, auditioning for a spot in Denver CO, Symphony.

ABSOLUTELY FROZE on stage--made an ass out of myself, HEE-HAW, HEE-HAW, HEE_HAW!!! Get the picture.

Thank you for your story, it brought me to remembering more, and taught me to continue to be grateful...for the gifts you so aptly describe. You DO write well...and I'll be back. (Seems like I been here before?)

PEACE and LIGHT, Ellie!

Steve E said...

Number 2...Of COURSE, been here B4. Anyway, wanted to add, a world without fear MIGHT become also a world without self-centeredness and horrible Pride, leader of all transgression...
(The END!)

Amy Hagerup said...

Fear is a real crippler. God knew that we would have a lot of trouble with fear because he says so many times in His word: Do not fear! I love being able to lean on Him. Blessings, Amy

dianne said...

A lovely post dearest Ellie, a world without fear would be a wonderful place.
xoxoxo ♡

thisisme said...

What a brilliant post. Well written and very well thought out. You are right, of course, fear stops us from doing to many things, and the world would be a better place without it.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Hi Steve- stage fright has always been my biggest challenge. In 8th grade I was honored with so many awards, gave a speech that never made it past the second line, and sat back down tears streaming down my cheeks. Twenty years later I performed poetry slam LIVE in Africa in front of thousands of people. I don't remember where Fear was that day :D See you when you get back here again!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Me too AMY, me too. When I'm in panic mode and can't draw a breath to save me, I imagine myself running past everyone in the TV room, going up the second set of stairs to the attic, and running through a white door to a Heavenly Daddy waiting on a rocking chair for this little girl to climb up on his lap, lean on his chest and be rocked back & forth until the Fear is over.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thank you sweetie. Dianne I owe you an email. I have not forgotten you, as should no one. You are way too special. Hope you are feeling more uplifted today.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thank you Diane*thisisme, my bloggy friend. I do try to be a Lil' brilliant. :) Appreciate your presence and your support always. You have a Happy Tuesday!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Steve- forgot to congratulate you on playing such a beautiful instrument. Violins are amazing! You rock!!

Lis said...

What a wonderful blog you have. The images are stunning, what talent you have <3
Your process as a human being is deep and heart felt. Your ability to share and touch beyond the words written are just as brilliant as your art.
What rare gifts you possess.
Peace and Blessing
from Oslo

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thank you Oslo. I'm humbled. It's always nice to hear that I can touch someone from afar.