Face Your Fears Head On

Sunday, October 02, 2011 by Demetria Murdock |

Those that know me really well know that I am terrified of spiders.  This past week I have had 3 spider encounters.  In all but 1 of the run-ins, someone came to my rescue by squashing the creepy crawly flat!  

Now, the 3rd spider encounter, came straight from a horror movie.  As I was driving along the road, Mr. Spidey decided to drop from the car ceiling right in front of my face and onto the steering wheel.  Now this wasn't any small spider, I might add.  He was about the size of my pinky nail.    I was terrified!  I couldn't stop the car in traffic! Screaming wasn't going to help because no one was in the car except me!  

What was a girl to do?  Well, this Jesus girl began to pray.  I prayed that Mr. Spidey disappear out of my sight into the steering column never to return again.  It took everything within me to trust that he would not resurface on my hand as I was driving.  When I got to a place where I could stop, I jumped out the car feverishly wiping myself down and  searching out this evil creature.  Fortunately for him, he was no where to be found.  I was so thankful that I didn't panic or drive off the road and run into someone.  

Talk about doing something while afraid.  This was a pivotal moment for me.  I faced a fear that I thought I would never be able to overcome.  Although this story was about facing a physical fear, it struck a cord with the spiritual fears I have been facing over the last year.  God gave me a revelation that day about those fears.  In facing your biggest fears head on, eyeball to eyeball, make sure you maintain control and keep your cool.  Keep moving forward in spite of the fear.  I am reminded of Joshua 1:9 which says, "Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged.  God, your God, is with you every step you take."  

What fear do you need to face head on today?  What's keeping you from moving forward into your destiny?  

Propelling toward Momentum,

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