Vulnerability…a place we can find ourselves- chatting over a cup of coffee with an old foe. A place where false pride is basking in the spotlight of your featured screen play. This is a place where you seem what you are not, and don’t seem what you are.
Fear. Not some fleeting kind of fear (if there is such a thing.) A REAL deep-seeded, actively rooted, realized, however, unwelcome and well-known FOE.
Fear. You know this guy well- you’ve looked deep into his shallow eyes, slapped him across his ugly, dark face and even held him under the water until he was squirming and turning blue.
I once shot fear at close range with a Mossberg 500 Tactical. Shot out his core and watched as his vitals and dark blood oozed out from his mangled center and onto the cement around his lifeless corps. I was sure I had finished him off for good…for all man-kind.
Fear. More than just flesh. He knows and travels amongst a different plain than us mere mortals. A terminator of sorts- able to regenerate his vitals. Vitals regenerated are often of titanium. You will need more than simple human might to banish this foe.
Fear. That never-ending nuisance. The villain of all villains. A companion to those who give up the fight. Are you one of those who give in to the battle?
Not me; I press on. Pride, be it false. With diligence renewed…imperfectly perfect until the un-bitter end.
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again- my Savior and my God!” Psalms 42:11
Today, I wrote this post as an expression of an accumulation of thoughts and emotions; Based on my own experiences, as well as my observations of other’s experiences in recent days.
My message is one of encouragement and vitality. Fear is a constant which I see drive so many people and entities beyond their thresholds. I find the recognition of fear to be the greatest catalyst- a catalyst which needs much more than our own human wills to overcome.
May God Bless You,