• Anita Ford Vargas

When did you become a prisoner of fear?

When did you become a prisoner of fear? Was it when you told your mother or perhaps your father of someone touching you? And they did nothing about it. Was it then? Was it when you were in school and the teacher told an untruth about you? Was it when the kids in school told you that you were ugly? Was it when you told the boy no and he didn't stop? He went on and committed a horrible crime against you. Was it when you became a teen mother? Was it then? Was it when the first man you loved told you he didn't love you? Was it the first time that he hit you and you had no idea why? Even after the hitting turned into beatings was it then? Who did you tell if anyone? Was it then? Was it the first time that you attempted to succeed and it didn't work? Was it when you were told that you can't do it? Was it when they said, you were not the right fit for the job? How about the time they said, you're just not what we're looking for. Was it then? Was it when they told you that you were too fat? Was it the job of a lifetime and you weren't selected? Was it when the children you raised became strangers? Was it when they did the unthinkable? Was it the first time you had to visit them in a jail? What about the person in your life that passed? The one person that you know you could count on? Was it then? Was it when you realized that you had no control over your life or that of others? Or perhaps it was when you lost confidence in yourself?

According to dictionary.com, fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. To me, fear is that thing that stops you from moving forward.

Ladies from the time we are little girls we carry so much. Our expectations of the world is through the lens of brokenness. There are so many things that we simply weren't taught. And at times we have no idea what to do with it. Nor do we know who we can trust our heart with. And always realizing that our parents taught us the best that they had at the time. I don't believe in blame shifting so please don't think I would ever do that. Some of us may have experiences some of the things above if not all of them.

Where do you go to relieve the brokenness in your life? I am not sure what you do but I take my cares to the Lord. Because I know that He take care of me. Start today with a simple prayer asking God to forgive you for the broken relationship with him and to restore your relationship with Him. Then connect with likeminded people. One of the things that I am learning more clearly than ever is that the church truly is a hospital. A place where I found relief. If for any reason your church has let you down, please remember that at times even the best hospitals miss the mark.

If you want to continue the conversation, send me a message.

Inspirational reading:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT version

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT version

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