The pastor talked about three of the most common fears and how to combat them:
- Being out of control
I didn't think the fear of rejection would be too relevant to me, but I let myself be open to what was said. Our self-esteem is fragile and who doesn't want to be accepted? I am who I am and of course I have flaws. But I also have other amazing qualities if you wait around for them. Being yourself means being vulnerable to rejection from others. But, rejection from others is out of your control and the most important audience won't reject you.
The last fear is one I've been struggling with lately in what I'm calling my "almost quarter-life crisis." The key points from the sermon about fear of death is that we fear it if we don't understand it and if we face it alone. Death and forever are two insanely big concepts for me to grasp, but this is where trust and faith get the most practice.
I was so glad to have been able to hear some much-needed words and I've got just a few more to leave you with:
"We lose the weight of our fears when we understand the strength of His love."