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May everyone be free of fear today. Whatever giants you are facing know there is faith, family, friends and many others cheering you on today. Go and do good with your “sword and shield” in hand.

Fear Not

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These words are mentioned many times in scripture and literature. Fear is often a driver of how we live our lives. Perhaps we should learn to live our lives so that things that threaten us lose their power over us. Granted in many places in the world there are genuine reasons for people to fear and those folks have to do what they can to stay alive. However some of our fears paralyze us unnecessarily. There is much to be done in our world and we gotta get it done so my friends don’t live in fear, live life to your maximum.

Fear

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Fear is a great motivator and a great problem. There are things we need to fear but other things not so much. People have fears of things that are really different. We all have things that scare us and give us pause. It’s interesting when we choose fear over systems and institutions that are there to help us get through life. The more things change in the world the greater we hold to things of our past for comfort. Progress can be a wonderful thing for some and not for others. The notion of “fear not” is mentioned many times in the Bible. However many believers I know can’t seem to get that. I have been afraid and fear has impacted my life but its a natural human emotion. Finding courage is something we have to discover on our own, in our own time. Fear not good people, hang in there.

Facing Your Giants, It Takes An Advocate or Team

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Everyone has something they are facing that seems unsurmountable. There are giants all around that want to defeat us, hold us back, prevent us from having a good life. This morning in Church I heard my pastor talk about how God is bigger than any giant. Sometimes its the giant mocking
but you know God is on our side.

No matter your faith this is a universal message of how things can get the best of us. We all need an advocate to stand up for us. My advocate is God but it could be friends and community for others. No one person can face their giants entirely alone. This is where having a team is important. No one is meant to be mired in the muck that life sometimes throws at us.

I hope whatever you are facing, whether it be illness, job losses, depression, self esteem, fear, etc. you will defeat it with the help of a higher power or your personal support system. It’s important to know that giants are beatable. David vs. Goliath among other stories of overcoming the odds comes to mind.

I hope you have peace today.