Is your old fear showing up as you’re beginning a new chapter in your life? This is something that I’ve really had to overcome. Especially after God has brought me through such great victories in my marriage. It’s common that when we’re in relationships or situations where trust is broken, there are guards put up around our hearts. It always amazed me to see what a hardship my husband and I had went through for 7 years but how quickly my healing took place. I remember thinking many times, am I ever going to heal from this, will I ever be able to forgive? I know that my husband’s true repentance helped to heal my heart during this time, in addition to God’s faithfulness.

So God had brought us to a new chapter in our marriage. But often times I could feel myself filled with the same fear. We would get into these little bumps… and they were bumps compared to our past… but I would begin to react the same. It felt to me so much like the situation in the past. In reality as time went on, I realized that this was Satan trying to work against us and our communication. One thing I was confident of, was the transformation in our marriage was real and true. But just as it says in the Bible, Satan tempts us with what is common to us. Lack of trust and insecurity is what was common to me. Although my feeling were there, the situation was very different and did not warrant the emotion I felt. I was bringing an old fear into a new day. This was Satan’s last attempt to get us to stay stuck in our old patterns. It really took me sorting this out prior to reacting. It has taken time, understanding and patience on both sides but we have gotten through this.

In health, finances, job loss or even death of loved ones one of the most common battles of the mind is faith over fear. Looking at each situation independent of another.

Let’s face it the, all of us come into situations and relationships with baggage. It’s difficult not to react the same way. But God’s promise to us is that he makes his mercies new each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. God will always refresh our hearts and give us a new perspective.

I remember the lyrics to I hope you dance, a song that really meant alot to me.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

Truly Embracing the new Chapters in our life takes us being will to take the path of least resistance. This is the call of the hour, to have the heart to mature ourselves and allow God to grow us as Godly women in this generation.

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