Fear Is A Little Nasty Pants

So I am writing a little devotional that goes along with my book. And Now I Choose has three sections to it. The last section has 28 chapters. The devotional will be a 4-week companion to this section. I’ll share more about that in the near future. But as I was studying and researching, a very ugly voice started whispering to me…
You are not fit to write this. You? Writing a devotional? What a joke. You can’t teach anyone?

I know! Harsh, right? The little devil on my shoulder. I don’t even remember him climbing up there. Just, all of the sudden, BOOM.

I sat there thinking…Well, you’re right. I really am unfit to write this. In all my humanness and all. I suppose that little voice is correct there.

But it isn’t a joke. I’m afraid to do it. But I’m doing it anyway. No joke.

And it never once crossed my mind that it would teach anybody anything. I know I am not a teacher. But I will share with anyone everything I have ever learned and experienced in this life. It’s what I do. Not to teach – but to relate and connect.

So, I will keep on keeping on with this devotional regardless of what that little voice throws at me. And I know that little voice is more my own fears than the enemy. To you, fear, I say…You don’t own me. You don’t get to be the boss of me. So, there.

Tell me…is fear gripping you today? How can I pray with you through it?

[photo by: Daniel White]

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Fear Is A Little Nasty Pants

  • My fear still runs a committee in my head on a regular basis! No matter how often I give God those fears, I just can’t seem to let them go completely. I don’t need them, so what is the attraction? No matter how much I work a program of recovery. No matter how much I go to Bible Study. No matter how much I pray. It’s always lurking just around the corner. Little nasty pants is a great name for fear! I am grateful I have such a forgiving God, especially when I feel that fear sneaking back in. Life shows up, but so does God (actually He is always there). Thank goodness.

  • Oh fear, I know him all too well.I fear not reaching my full potential in life because of my illness. I know I have a lot to offer, but I’m scared I won’t be able to accomplish what I want to accomplish because of it! I had to drop out of college & quit my job a few years back because of it, and now i feel like I’m in the “waiting phase” in my life! Waiting to get better so I could do this, this and that! I also fear not being able to have children because of my illness, and I’ve always wanted to be a mama!

  • The devil puts fear and ugly thoughts in your mind he doesn’t want you to write what all us woman can relate to. I enjoy reading what you write and am honored to know you. I love to buy devotional s and put them as gifts. We all can use them. Thank you Tammy for writing the things you can.I enjoy reading them and love to give out as gifts. Love and praying for you to continue to write. Love Tina

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