Going into writing my response to today’s prompt, it was challenging to find a way in which to discuss my phobias/fears, and still give myself hope in the end. In the first draft, it really sounded like these things trouble and haunt me, but that isn’t really how they affect me at all. At some times more than others, my phobias trouble me, but they are mainly reoccurring aspects of my life that upset me – I act very phobic about them. (Is that a word? It didn’t underline it. Oh, well. Haha!)
For example, one of my fears is darkness. I don’t become afraid in all sorts of darkness; it doesn’t bring about certain awful memories or anything like that. But the void of light is often a trigger for me; I don’t like being unable to have a full awareness of my surroundings.
Another fear I have is of indecision. Since I was little, I’ve struggled to know which are the right choices to make, the right step to take, and it’s bothersome to me. I fear that I’ll really mess up on some important choice one day … whether that’s applying for the wrong job, or making an unnecessary purchase, stuff like that. As I get older, that’s something I’ll overcome in time 🙂
The other two are assault and separation. No one likes the thought of being attacked, although I often fear it unnecessarily, and separation has to do with my family. I don’t know what I’d do without them. So the thought of being taken from them – whether it’s unpreventable, or someone else’s doing – frightens me. Not all the time, but it is troubling.
So, as you now know, those are the four main things that really frighten me. They’re more along the lines of ‘fears,’ although I looked up the word ‘phobia,’ and found out that they’re basically the same thing. That’s why I wanted to write about them today.
As with all the other prompts that might have been sad or negative up to this point, I found a way to answer this one and give it hope and some positivity, to end the post on a good note, not just for myself, but for the readers, too. For each fear, I’ve found a Bible verse that conquers it – which is pretty awesome! I hadn’t ever thought of consulting the Bible to overcome the things that trouble me … but now I can see that that was a great idea. 🙂 I also found a verse to end this post that fits just perfectly with the prompt. ❤ I hope you enjoy.
Darkness. “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all.” ~ 1 John 1:5 NLY
Indecision. “The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].” ~ Psalm 37:23 AMPC
Assault. “The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with [actual] evil.” ~ Proverbs 19:23 AMPC
Separation. “Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, both now and forever.” ~ Psalm 125:2 AMPC
And here is the verse that goes along with this post …
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” ~ Psalm 34:4
What is YOUR phobia/fear? How do you conquer it?
Have a great Monday, everyone! I hope that this post has taught you a bit more about me. Oh, and before I go, I’ll go ahead and mention two other phobias I didn’t touch on, but are still a huge part of my life lol: germs and needles. Anybody else? Those are two of the things I avoid most in life! Haha.