Sunday, January 10, 2010

Leader or Follower?

For most of my life, I've been a follower. I've followed my parents and their rules... I've followed my teachers and their rules... I've followed my peers and their thoughts... I've followed my pastors and their ideals... I've followed my God and His love. But now I am making a little bit of a different choice in my life. I am going to be the leader in my life (well, I will still continue to follow God because I've never been led astray there).
Today in church, the pastor was talking about fear and the truth of what fear is. Sure, it's good (basic survival) to be fearful sometimes but to have fear in my life and to be afraid to lead my own life, I am choosing not to trust in God for my life and that isn't good.
One of the quotes that really spoke to me during the service was: "Most people don't lead their lives, they accept them." And it hit me like a nail on the head, I've just been accepting my life. I don't want to just accept it. Sure, I accept that there will be peaks and valleys in my life but I will not fear them. I will not simply stand by and accept life. I have the ability to choose and I choose to lead my life and to have love in my life, on my terms!

1 comment:

  1. Did you know that the most repeated command in the Bible is Fear not/Do Not Be Afraid?

    We are doing a GREAT Beth Moore biblestudy on the Book of Esther. I think you would LOVE it... it's all about "It's tough being a woman...." and how God is there to help us deal with it.. There is no man bashing, it is all about taking ownership and not being afraid and choosing to TRUST and not take on what the world tries to give us. Very powerful, and I often think of you when I'm doing my homework.

    I love you!!!!!!!!