I’ve been gone for a while.
Honestly – Getting back to writing was a bit difficult.
I thought the best way to begin again, would be by doing the 5 for 5 Brain Dump.
Quite simply, it works.
If you don’t know what a Brain Dump is – You can go Here to Find Out.
5 for 5 prompt; I will speak of what is rumbling beneath my skin;
Our small group is studying a book by Louie Giglio called “Goliath Must Fall”.
Today in our small group, we talked about the fact that the world is constantly looking for conflict. It always seems to want to stir things up.
When all our hearts desire, is to have a little piece of peaceful real estate to call our own. A place where we can rest.
What causes the notion to keep things stirred up? I don’t know, but can it be fear? Fear of what? Maybe fear of what we will find there in that quiet space? Fear that what we find there will be too much? Too much grief? Too much sickness? Too much pain? Too much sorrow? Too much unforgiveness? Too much lack of hope? Any or all of these things we may find in the quiet.
When we find that “Whatever” there, we have to make a choice. We can either bury it back up again or, we can choose to face it. Toe to toe. Face to face. Head to head. That, my loves, is a fearful thing. But I can tell you that in my experience, the more difficult choice, is by far the better choice. This choice, to face the fear, leads to freedom.
If you remember back in the days of cameras with film, then you know that once the film is exposed, it is ruined for further use. It cannot be rewound and used again.
Facing the fear of what is holding on to your soul, and seeing it for what it is, is like that film. It can’t be used against you again. (Unless you let it!)
Fear is like a mouse with a megaphone. It shouts and shouts, but only has the power you give to it.
I know I’m mixing my metaphors here, but I want you to understand.
Re-using the film, is an illusion, and the mouse? Well he holds no power whatsoever. We only need see his real size, and ignore his rants.
I’m so grateful for the time I get to spend in quiet solitude, having a chance to expose the film, and recognize the the size of that mouse, for it has made me truly free.