We all struggle with fear....for everyone its a little something different and we all react different to our fear....here are some things I'm afraid of:
I have always been afraid of large bodies of water. I was scared of it before I was a month old. My mom only walked into the pool room and I started screaming. As a young child I would freak out if I THOUGHT you'd let me go in the pool. As a got older I got better with overcoming my fear and still try to to this day....but if I can't stand or hold on to something I WILL freak out.
I mean seriously, who likes pain...but my fear of pain has hindered me to be active. Any type of sport is scary...because you could get hurt. No soccer, no running, no volley ball, no artistic gymnastics.... ow!
I think many of us ladies can't stand bugs....I don't either. I don't like ANY bugs in my home....spiders and months need to be killed instantly. I do have ants running over my vanity but as long as they don't touch me I'll be OK.
Outside I don't like tall grass because....there are bugs. I don't like months, lady bugs, flies, butterflies or anything else flying AT me...I WILL squeal, duck and run. To get better about it I take pictures of as many bugs I can find....
Sounds weird, doesn't it. I'm scared of people.....when I first meet you....what do I say? What will you think? All the time I am comparing myself to others.....do I look smart....am I acting like a child....is my German good enough....my English good enough....my clothes....am I dressed appropriately. I am not freaked out but if the subject comes up (in my head)....what do I do? The Bible says:
Psalms 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
Tell me, what are you afraid of?