Even though I wrote this on this day in 2016, these words are just as true, if not more, today. My daughter is one of the strongest, most faithful, soulful, brave individuals I’ve ever met.
Cleaning out some messages, I came across a message from the BG with a screen shot of this song and a very sentimental note that I’ve since locked and saved. People comment on my faith and the depth to which I love and show compassion to others … part of it is a choice, but the biggest part of it has been seeing the world thru her eyes… including growing into the person she had always believed me to be. She has, is, and always will be the biggest part of who I am and who owns real estate in my heart. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned being her mom is that real love is neither quantifiable or proceeded by “because.” Life continually challenges us to grow or give up, love or leave, and just how fragile life is. I love you BG and am so humbled to be your Momma and am continually inspired and in awe of you.
In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
Fear is a real thing, whether
it is rational or not.
I remember when my thyroid disease and Hashimotos was at its worst… the night terrors that stole my joy and my sleep and the fear of even taking the trash out in the dark for fear something was lurking. I would chant, “if the Lord is for me, who can come against me”, over and over until I got back inside or fell back to sleep!
We all have big fears, small fears, irrational fears, and fears we don’t speak of. Fear is crippling. Fear can make you physically ill. Fear can cause you to miss out on blessings, friendships, opportunities, and the purpose God has ordained for you. Fear is NOT from God. But today, you can turn that fear over to God and move forward. Today, you can let go of the anxiety and open your hands for the peace that God has for you. Today, you can turn to God and ask him to show you ways to overcome your fear. And until you’re ready to let go of those fears, do not worry. Even in our darkest, most fearful, anxious moments, he is there to guide and protect us. He will never leave our side. However, today is the day to rise up and be strong and courageous!
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