In Your Words: Fear is a Liar
Look at the picture above. That’s me. My name is Christa, and I’m Beth K. Vogt’s daughter! I hope you guys don’t mind me writing this post today.
As a 15-year-old girl going through high school, fear is not an uncommon thing. Fear of messing up on a test. Fear of not having that cute boy like me back.
Fear of that girl harassing me — just like she has for the past two years.
Yeah. Haha. It’s been tough. My mom and I call her “bad kitty” — because sometimes you just have to joke about things, you know? Some days, I was so scared of what she might do to ruin my day — and it didn’t take much. When I woke up in the morning, I’d come up with a million different scenarios of what she could do.
Most of you reading this are probably out of high school, with your own defined lives. Careers. Families. But I bet most of you have a “bad kitty” that you’re afraid of too.
And I don’t know about you, but I get sick of being scared. I never want to be paralyzed by fear, afraid to walk into school every morning. I’m one of those weird kids who actually likes school!
But when it gets bad because I’ve dealt with this situation for months and I just can’t get up in the morning and go through the same routine — that’s when I remember who I belong to. God is with me when I’m shaking in my boots.
Satan is the king of lies. He’s always trying to scare us.
Most of the scenarios I pictured with “bad kitty” never happened. They probably never will, to be honest.
God is the King of Truth. He is always right next to us when we’re faced with everything that scares us. We’re His children, guys. And we can do anything.
You can do anything — no matter what is in your way. Don’t get frightened by the “what ifs”. Our God won’t let us be overcome. Don’t listen to the lies. Listen to God’s love. That is bigger than anything or anyone we face.
In Others’ Words: You can only imagine how special it is for me to have my daughter Christa share on the blog today. Her honesty and her faith amaze me. And she’s right: we all face our own “bad kitty” — people or things that the enemy uses to throw lies at us. How have you fought back against those lies with the Truth?[Tweet “In Others’ Words: “Fear is a Liar” #InOthersWords #lifequotes #fear”] [Tweet “Conquering Fear’s Lies with the Truth #quotes #encouragement #faith”]
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