Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Voice In My Head

There is no fear in Love, if the Love is real and perfect
 it overshadows all fears and Concern. 
~Author Unknown

The past few weeks, life has taken me by force from surprise party planning, foster care interviews, multiple vet visits, guest room prepping for visitors, general new move house stuff, emotional foster case meetings, and spending a fun, unexpected week with my parents in town on top of all the other day-to-day living stuff.

And somehow, even when I am sitting still, my mind races at a hundred miles a minute screaming at my body and soul to be productive or to make more lists. I feign relaxation on the outside in hopes of tricking my being into believing that it is actually resting.

I know my soul needs to breathe. I feel the words fill me up to the brim, bursting my insides with their heaviness and importance. Yet I cannot seem to find the right valve to release the inner battle that my soul undertakes minute to minute to find the much needed relief.

So I take a deep breath, inhaling in and exhaling out with calculated purpose, reminding myself that this body can only endure so much until it bursts and then I read these words by Emily P. Freeman....

Am I listening to the Voice of Fear or the Voice of Love?

She calls it the one simple question that changes everything.
And for me.
That is the truth.

Whenever the anxiety and pressures threaten to consume and overtake me, I asked myself, "What voice are you listening to?" And somehow, simply in the question itself, I find peace, knowing that His Love will guide me every step of the way.

I know.
It sounds so simple.
You might even me thinking, "I know this. I have heard it before."

But somehow LIFE butts in and we forget.
At least I do.

And I need a reminder that HIS perfect love casts out all fear.
And His love is ALWAYS perfect.
And His grace captivates every fear.

And just maybe you need to remember too...

We love Him because He first loved us...
I John 4:19

May your heart find a home today in His love that storms the fortress 
and His peace that commands the oceans.


mark and jennifer dougan said... Best Blogger Tips


Nice to meet you. I'm popping over from Imperfect Prose and was thrilled to see your MK background. I have West Africa and France in my blood from years lived overseas too.

Thanks for your post here.

Jennifer Dougan

Chris Olson said... Best Blogger Tips

what a life - you sure have great tales to tell...compared to us stationary people

smoothstones said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great question. Thanks for calling our attention to it. Keep treading, Girl; you're doing it!

Ms. Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

And he choose us because he loves us. Isn't that mind blowing...! Beautiful prose Lindsey....Completely God inspired. 

Cara Sexton said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a hard overcoming, this love over fear. I'm convinced that we could do a whole lot more for others as Christians if we could operate out of love rather than fear more of the time, and infinitely more in our own lives too. 

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...thanks...feel like I am still learning just HOW to share those give them the life they deserve. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much! I love the encouragement!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly mindblowing....truly!  Thank you so much, Ms Kat! You are such an amazing & consistent encourager!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

yes. what a powerful way to think of it!  Eyes of love cause us to see everything differently. I am challenged...

Emily Wierenga said... Best Blogger Tips

oh lindsay. i love this. and i struggle to learn it daily, this love that overcomes all fear. 

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