Fear Blocks The Blessings

Fear will not only keep us bound, but it will keep the Lord from blessing others through us, if we allow it to. See, the Lord has given each of us assignments to fulfill with the time that he has allotted us, and we are the only ones that can fulfill them in the unique way that he has designed us to. If we allow fear to keep us from doing that which we have been called to do, then the world will not reap the benefits of the blessings.

It’s mind boggling to me, honestly. To think that the Lord has an assignment for our lives that has the potential of impacting others is just beautiful. The problem is we forfeit that if we allow fear to keep us from pursuing it. Let me say that another way, the Lord cannot bless others through us, if we allow fear to stop us from doing what he calls us to do. Folks, there is a lot at stake!

I’m sure that you have heard the phrase, THE RICHEST PLACE IN THE WORLD IS THE GRAVE YARD. Why? Because there you will find books that were never written, movies that were never produced, businesses that were never launched …. due to fear! This is a BIG deal, my friends! Not doing the things we know we are called to do because of fear is  HUGE!!!

So what do we do when fear enters the equation? Well, we do “it” anyway!  That’s right, we face fear head on by doing the things we are called to do despite it. We acknowledge the fear, embrace it, seek the Lord, and DO IT! Each time we do, we get a little stronger. As we get stronger, facing our fears, become easier. This process will not only bless others, but it will help us to become all that we were created to be!

On that note, what are YOU not doing out of fear? What is that one thing that you know you are being called to do, but you are avoiding it because you are afraid of how you may look to others if you do? Perhaps you’re fearful of rejection or maybe afraid of failing. Do it anyway! Who cares what others may think or if it doesn’t work out exactly the way you think it should. The fact is, it will work out the way it supposed to, and you and many others will be blessed because of it!

I love you, guys! I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday and an even better weekend! I’ll see you here Monday and as always on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ until then. Blessings to all!

Warmest regards,

Salina Watson

Noticing the Small Stuff

Good Monday morning, everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. It was a beautiful one here in North Texas. The favorable temperatures combined with the sunny skies had the Watson’s out and about a bit. Saturday we spent a good portion of my husbands birthday at the Dallas RV Show, and Sunday, he & I enjoyed a 9 mile walk around White Rock Lake. Needless to say, it was a much needed weekend for us all.

With that said, this week I wanted to touch on enjoying the small stuff. Living in this place in time, we are all so busy. Life seems to be going at a record speed. From the time that we awake each morning until we lie down each night, it seems as though our days are filled with the many things that we have to do. At least, this seems to be the case in our home.

The problem with this is that if we do not practice being mindful of the things that are going on around us in the process of checking things off of our “To-Do” list, we will miss the small stuff. By “small stuff”, I mean blessings. See, as we are going about our day, there are blessing all around us. I call them “hidden gems”. They are everywhere. From the conversations that we have with people, to the little things that are going on in the back ground, blessing can be found in them all.

The squirrel in the picture above in an example of this. I had no idea that John had taken it while we were at the lake. I was too busy doing other things that I missed it. It wasn’t until we got home and I started looking through the pictures that I stumbled across it. How in the world did this little creature notice John in the midst of all that was going on at the lake?  More importantly, how did John notice it? It was as though time had stopped for only a minute for the two of them to get a glance at one another. It’s so beautiful.

My point? There are blessings amongst us, but we must be willing to slow down long enough to notice them. Otherwise, we will miss the opportunity to seize them. I believe that each one of these blessings are a smile from God letting us know that he not only sees us, but that he is with us.

My prayer for you today, is that you will be more aware of the ” small stuff”. That you will not take them for granted. Keep your eyes and ears open, my friends. As you do this, you will become more and more aware of the Lords presence in your life. He is all around you and making his presence known!

Warmest regards,

Salina Watson