I recently picked up the word scary from my little girl’s vocabulary and it left me wondering how and where she got it from. So, I started to re-orientate her on the word scary meaning fear. As part of my conscious efforts to help my 2-year-old do away with the S-word, I discovered I had learnt a handful myself in the process. All about the true nature of scary (fear).
This is what I’ve learnt;
Fears that we habour
Sometimes are no fears at all
They may appear very real
But the truth be told
They are very unreal
Be it fear of failure
Or fear of the unknown
Fear of heights
Or fear of dark places
Fear is fear
It can be a bondage
Paralysing and limiting in nature
It cripples ideas & creativity
It locks up innovation & ingenuity
Today, you can conquer scary
And walk through every wall of fear
If you decide to fear nothing and no one but God.
Here’s the word I speak over my daughter as we work together to eliminate scary from her vocabulary…
“God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control.”
– II Timothy 1 v 17 (NCV)
Got ideas on how to deal with fears? Let me know in the comments section below.