Releasing My Fears {5 Minute Friday: Afraid}

What am I afraid of?
I jumped in, feet first and have realized in one short week that I actually do know how to swim. 
Or at least keep from sinking. I can tread water.
 Maybe I can do this?
What am I afraid of?
That I can’t?
But here I am, one week later…
and the water’s not bad.
There have been some questions about some details, but all in all, 
I realize I am not in the water alone. There have been others to help buoy me. 
I have made it through a week and I am learning to 
“just keep swimming.”
Am I afraid?
Yes and No.
Am I double-minded?
I am afraid enough to recognize I can’t do this apart from Him.
That I can’t lean hard into my own strength. 
That I need to swim toward Him and if I start to sink, will He not walk right over and pull me up?
Oh, sweet Jesus, I am counting on you.
My one and only true Life Preserver. 
If I swim, you empower me.
If I sink, you lift me up.
Therefore, I will keep on swimming. 

Five Minute Friday

!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 13:51:11

    “But here I am, one week later…and the water's not bad.”Love this line. I may have to tattoo it somewhere :)(Linked here from Five Minute Fridays page). Keep writing!



  2. Denise
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 18:20:33

    Fantastic post.



  3. Anonymous
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 18:42:10

    Thank you for your words. We can't do anything without Him.



  4. Pamela M. Steiner
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 23:35:32

    He will not fail you!!



  5. Ashley Ditto
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 04:15:22

    You INSPIRE me.



  6. Kimberly
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 12:34:54

    Keep swimming! Love how you jumped in



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Disclosure Policy

%d bloggers like this: