A Time When I was Very Afraid
Sadly so, there are plenty of times in my life, when I have been very afraid. Fear can be measured on a scale. If you could take that scale and measure it on a scale from 1-10, all of my fears would be closer to 10 than 1. Living in fear can be stifling and it takes a lot of courage to over come it. My fears include small idiosyncrasies like bugs, deep water, and heights, but let’s talk a little bit about what really makes me afraid.
There was a time in my life when I thought I would be physically harmed. Physically harmed from people that I loved. There was a particular incident in a past relationship when I was actually physically harmed. I feared for my safety and well being during and after and I vowed to never put myself in that situation again. I won’t discuss what actually went on but instead I want to encourage people to choose to not live in fear.
If you or anyone else has been in a situation when you have feared for your mental and physical safety, please do not waste time living in fear. If you are afraid, you do not have to endure the feeling of not knowing if you will be safe or not. You must leave that situation before it can get any worse. You are here for love and to live out your life. If something or someone is keeping you from that or hindering you, you have to think of yourself and not be afraid to let go.
Thankfully, I have a husband who loves me and cherishes our family and I no longer live in fear.
Tell me, when was there a time when you were very afraid?