Have you ever held secret longings from others? What about from yourself? The longings your afraid to admit, even to yourself. I’m sure, I’m not the only one out there that does this. What would happen if we finally acknowledged them? What would happen if we finally dealt with them? What would happen??? God knows His plans for us, so why don’t we take our longings to Him?
I am Broken, By my Longings!
There are secret longings, I hold in my heart. Out of fear, mostly! Fear, that the truth will hurt. Fear, that my mind is wrong. Fear, that there is not something better out there. Fear, that there is something better for me. But what does God’s Word say about fear?
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 NKJV
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
“So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 NKJV
“The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 NKJV
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NKJV
Yes, we are going to be afraid, but we don’t have to remain afraid. For the one who places the spirit of fear in us, is also the one who seeks to destroy us. That would be satan. So am I broken by my secret longings? No, not really. I am broken because I haven’t been made perfect yet by God. I heard a statement that I will paraphrase, “If you are afraid to do something, Go, do it afraid!” Take it to God and follow what He promises in Scriptures. Be strong and courageous. God is with us, never to leave us. Fear is a tool Satan uses against us. A tool, we can have control over. Follow the advise from the statement above, “Go, do it afraid!”
In His Love, Crisi