Yesterday as I left out of the store I saw this energetic little girl leaving the store with her grandpa. I told her “You’re so pretty!” I then looked and noticed her arms and legs full of what appeared to be mosquito bites and I blurted out what was in my mind, “Did something bite you?” She said yes, and skipped on past me. Then she ran back to me to show me the bites up close. I stopped and told her, “Awww, I’m sorry those bugs bit you and I know what it’s like to get bit and feel all itchy. I hope you feel better soon.”
As I went about my day, I couldn’t shake my new little friend, as I called her to my husband who was watching our interaction from the car. I said a prayer for her yesterday and as I started my day today, I’m still thinking about her. As I said a prayer for again, tears begin to swell. I realized why, this precious little girl was so innocent. She had a boo boo and appreciated me noticing it and empathizing with her. I know there are times I’m going through something and although I may or may not say anything about it, I really want someone to show me empathy.
- To see what it’s like from my perspective.
- To imagine how it would feel.
There is true power in empathy. I believe I do, but I’m going to try to practice it more often. I challenge you to do the same.
My Overcoming Fear and Anxiety Journal is ready for purchase and I’m so excited! I’ve walked through this the past couple of months like I never have in my life! I’m thanking God that I’m an overcomer and have learned so much about Him and myself in the process.
I had the idea to do the journal as I prepared for the recent teaching I did on the subject. I had so many little, yet annoying, hiccups along the way. What should have been a simple and fast project took longer than expected. With each obstacle, I knew I had to push because someone needed this! To God Be the Glory!!!!!
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What can fear and anxiety teach you?
I’m working on a project that I thought would be done by now. Honestly, it’s been very frustrating and because I didn’t meet my deadline I have thought about just forgetting it. But, I see the purpose for it, I know it’s needed, so I will push until it’s done.
I used to think if it didn’t come easy for me it wasn’t meant to be. How many people throw away the goal, project, relationship, or event because it’s hard or requires rework?
Don’t be one of them! If everyday the Lord brings it back up in your mind and heart pray for endurance to see it through.
“In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.”
2 Corinthians 6:4 NLT
Yea! So I’ve been dealing with fear and anxiety on a level that I haven’t before. As I worked through it and asked the Holy Spirit to help me get to the bottom of where it was coming from, I learned some lessons that I must share.
Must share as in…didn’t want to…been procrastinating…would rather not discuss it…but…yea I’ve been commanded to share, and even told where to share! I know there is at least 1 person who needs this message.
So I will be going live of my FB page and will be on the teleconference line.
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