Friday, May 13, 2011


Fear of Missing Out....this is something that I struggle with. I never want to miss out of anything so I have a hard time deciding what I am going to do OR try to do too many things! This has been a theme this week in my life and perhaps I need to be really listening to what God is telling me and showing me. I may spend so much time worrying that I am going to miss out that I actually end up missing out on all that Christ is doing in my life and the lives around me. I think about the summer and when we are serving how easy it is for us to live in the Fear of Missing Out with students, staff, in conversation, in cleaning that we actually do miss out on all the Christ is doing.....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steph, I think of the disciples at the foot washing when I read your post. All hell is breaking loose. Jesus has told Peter he's about to get worked by Satan and betray him. Anything and everything that the disciples have lived for and hoped for is about to completely fall apart beyond what they could imagine and Jesus says, "do not let your hearts be troubled."

    Stef - You're so steady Eddie that your fear is somewhat consistent.

    I feel like my fears are all over the place from day to day (apparently I'm not as steady as you.)

    Whatever the fear, my ongoing reminder is "the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom."

    I say to God, well, I'm fearin' right now God. So, I guess this moment must be a wonderful opportunity to initiate some divine wisdom by giving you my fear and letting your perfect love drive it away."

    So drive it on like Donkey Kong Jesus. Blow that fear away. Get me some fruity drinks and a nice beach and establish peace that transcends all understanding in my soul my Lord."

    I know this probably sounds a little forced and mechanical but it is at times what I envision when fleshing out the verse "you will keep in perfect peace, the one whose mind is steadfast."

    Christ is steadfast. He is the steady Eddy of peace. I just need to trust His word of peace and lean not on my own fear/understanding.