In my quiet time, I got to thinking about Jesus…
Jesus and I go way back…
In recent times, my relationship with him has been strained as I sought to separate religious dogma from what felt real to me.
But that is a discussion for a whole other post…
For this post, I got to thinking about Jesus, the one that had a message that has lasted 2000 or so years since his passing…
That is ONE powerful message, methinks!
And so you would be forgiven for thinking that the person who carried such a message was fearless and bold and somehow, superhuman…
And yes, he was fearless and bold
AND ALSO…Very much human in the same way we are
And as I was talking to Papa about some of my fears, he mentioned to me that even Jesus was afraid
EVEN JESUS, the one who had a message that is still being fought over 2 freaking thousand years later, WAS AFRAID
In fact, it is written in the Bible that in the final hours leading to his arrest and death, he sweat blood and tears…literally
And he experienced anguish
And all the normal human emotions that we all feel
And Papa then simply pointed out that despite all that, Jesus kept going towards his vision
He intended to show that he/we could overcome death
And so he did
With all the fear
And despair that his disciples just would never really get it
And the wonder if there was any point to what he was doing
And all that normal human stuff
HE JUST KEPT TAKING THE NEXT STEP
And Papa pointed out that that is faith
Yes, we can aim for some kind of perfection where we only think good thoughts and never doubt again
No one ever gets there
They usually just settle for a lot less than what they actually desire and tell themselves that they are fine where they are while spouting wisdom about contentment and peace…
Or like us, we can just keep going towards the REAL vision
Faith is simply belief in action
You can tell how faithful a person is by what they do, NOT by their fear or even their joy
Are they going towards the vision?
Or are they just talking about it?
Which one are you?
Fear will probably always be around in one form or another as we stay on this narrow path to freedom, fulfilment and financial abundance…
It means nothing bad about you to feel afraid
the only important question is “Does the fear stifle you and keep you stagnant or do you keep moving anyway?”
Jesus kept moving, despite fear
That is to be admired in anyone
We all know what it is like to feel fear and imagine how much more powerful that fear would feel if you KNEW that the path you were on led to your certain death
So yep, I admire that
I choose that; To keep moving despite fear.
Much Amazing Love