Thursday, June 18, 2015

Five Minute Friday: Fear

It has been awhile since I have joined my fellow bloggers for Five Minute Friday due to the sheer fact that my life has been insanely crazy and busy. However, when I got the email notification with this weeks prompt word I knew I had to jump on this train. Here goes everything! 


Such a strong word. 
A powerful emotion. 

As someone who struggles with anxiety every now and then I would say that fear and I are somewhat knowledgeable of each other. There is a laundry list of things I fear: 

Small spaces
Deep water I can't see the bottom of
Something happening to my children
Being my peers
Losing someone who is close to me
Being a failure 
Hurting others
Being a bad mom
Getting hurt

You see, there are many fears in my life. It's been just recently that I have come to acknowledge that I tend to let fear over take me and many of the situations I face in life. I have learned to succumb to it. This is something I am working on overcoming and I know that the only way to do that is to cast my fears upon the Lord. 

I know this is what I am supposed to do but for something that is so easy to say, it sure is hard to do, isn't it?

There is one particular situation in my life right now that I have been harboring fear for. A super important relationship that I fear has taken a very unexpected turn for the worse. I am flooded with guilt because I feel had it not been for my actions things would not be the way they are right now. BUT, yes there is a but, just when I am in the middle of a worry session about this particular friendship I always hear, from that still small voice, cast your fears upon Me. 

There is a reason for everything that happens in my life. It's all already written out for me. I just need to learn to not fear what comes next and just accept that what's meant to be will be. Even if that means I have to close one chapter of my life to start a new one. Even if that means that some of the people I want so badly to be with me during this next chapter are in fact not meant to be at all. That maybe God has something completely different lined up that will be a million times better than I could ever imagine. 

I am casting my fears upon Him and letting Him have full and complete control of not only this situation but of everything. Yes I may stumble and forget sometimes but I also know that my God is full of grace and will be there for me no matter how lost I get..... 


I am absolutely positive that this will be a huge mess of mumble jumble that no one will understand unless you're in my head...(which only a few people have the privilege or curse of being) but that's the beauty of writing for five minutes straight on a given topic with out editing. If you would like to know more about how Five Minute Friday works head on over to Kate's blog and check it out. 


  1. Hello Amber, visiting from five minute Friday.
    When we cast our fears on Him, He makes good of the situation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on fear.
    God Bless

    1. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. God bless you!

  2. Hi Amber!
    Thanks so much for the visit. I apparently am in your head, because I could relate so well to every thought you expressed. And, so true that it is written out and we need to let go of control and just trust that God's plan is so much bigger and better than what we can see!
    You encouraged me as well.
    Tammy (tammysincerity)

    1. Hey Tammy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Inside my head can be pretty scary sometimes. I think that's my biggest problem. I tend to over think things and try to analyze them. It's my instinct to fix the problem. I need to grasp the concept that it's not my job to worry and try to fix. Letting go of control is hard for me even when I know I never really have control anyways. God is in control and I need to constantly remind myself of that. I am glad to know I am not the only one who struggles with this. Thanks for relating to me. :-)