My One Word: Peace
In Celebrate Recovery, I mention that I’m a grateful believer who struggles with lust, approval addiction, & hoarding. It took me a long time to figure this out but the bottom line in all of my truggles has to do with FEAR. I struggle with fear.
I have feared not being loved, feared not meeting others’ approval, feared losing people dear to me, feared losing things that seem important to me, etc. As I listened to the book, my one word came to me…PEACE. The opposite of fear. And as I have focused on & memorized Phil. 4:6-7 obvious truths have come out of this verse that I didn’t see before. This is the peace that I want to experience. No anxieties, no fears because His peace will guard my heart & mind in Christ Jesus, a peace that is incomprehensible, beyond my understanding, beyond my explaining but not beyond my experiencing & enjoying. So in every situation I will pray & petition God with thanksgiving in my heart & on my lips & allow Him to give me the peace that will eliminate the fear in my life. Peace.