There is a litany of Scriptures counselling us against fear. Scriptures like:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34. And: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:22-26, are among some of the most quoted ones.
Still, despite the positive energy those Scriptures emit, everybody has fears. And, depending on one’s priorities, fear can either be spiritual or temporal. And sometimes both.
According to my dictionary, “Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, whether real or imagined”.
Honestly, my biggest fear is spiritual. And it has to do with Jesus’ return, and I am not ready. There is no one among us who can predict the future. One could be in a state of readiness today, and the Bridegroom returns tomorrow and you are not ready.
Everybody remembers the parable of the ten virgins Jesus told His disciple on the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 25:1-13). The only reason the five foolish virgins did not meet the Bridegroom was because they ran out of oil. And it could happen to you.
What is your biggest fear?
Like you, my biggest fear is that I’m not ready for His return either. And it’s not because I want more of life necessarily, it’s that I feel that my heart is not yet ready, that I haven’t yet gotten it together enough or become enough like Him, at least as much as any human can become like Him. And I’m so bad at procrastinating and getting caught up in my own little world instead of asking and dwelling more in the things He would have me do. Great post, my friend. Hugs, N 🙂
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Thanks for stopping Natalie and Thanks for your honest comment. You and I are in the same boat. We recognized the need for improvement in our walk with God. Unfortunately, not many of our brothers and sisters see the need for improvement. And that is why the parable of the Ten Virgins is so important.