On our recent trip to the pumpkin patch my youngest daughter showed me (just in case I had any doubt) that she has absolutely no fear.
There was a huge pipe propped up with hay stacks.
It’s one of the first things that the big kids tackled upon arriving at the pumpkin patch. Jenny headed that way and I told her “NO” fifty million times.
My no’s had no effect on her.
As soon as I was occupied tying her sister’s shoe she made a straight line to the pipe slide.
Before I knew it she had climbed up and slid down.
I heard another mom asking my mom if “that little girl” was with her because she just went down the slide all by herself. YIKES!
I looked just in time to see her walking away from the slide and heading back up the hay stacks.
At that point I figured she was okay and there was definitely no stopping her.
By the time we left, she slid down no less than twenty times. And she loved every thrilling slide.
In watching my daughter display her lack of fear I am reminded of my own fears and how often I let them inhibit me from enjoying life.
I don’t go to things I would probably enjoy.
I don’t take the first step in developing relationships I know I would be blessed with.
I hold myself back because of fears of rejection and failure.
Psalm 27:1 reminds me that with the LORD as my light and my salvation and the strength of my life, I truly have nothing to fear.
He will always be there for me, lighting my path, giving mercy and grace, providing abounding blessings and strength.
I am encouraged to act and to go where He leads trusting instead of fearing.