Think like a criminal for a moment of your life, k? Don'tt worry, you aren't sinning or anything. (that depends on what you're thinking.)
Criminals don't set good examples at all, but this post is saying that we need to stop fearing little things. I named it criminal minds because that show is just crazy awesome!
Think smart like a criminal. (ok, they are pretty wacko.) They don't fear robbing a store, do they? No! Robbing a bank? Not really. Robbing a baby of candy? Why would they???
So I need you to answer me and answer me now:
WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID OF THE TINIEST THINGS????
I really want an answer. It says here in this Tenth Avenue North song, "Strong Enough To Save", that "Fear is just a lie..." and the thing is, it's a lie that we actually BELIEVE.
Even the least gullible person is afraid at least 60% of the time. Especially when it comes to: A.Back Handsprings B.telling people about Jesus. Let's confront this 'lie'.
Every gymnast/dancer/cheerleader fears that one skill that they can't do. Sometimes it's common sense, but it really is a big fat lie.
On my gymnastic blog, on the 'youtube gymnastics' sidebar, I was watching a video labeled, "BACK HANDSPRINGS." This is an amazing video I want you to see. At the beginning this is a guy trying a back handspring for the first time on the gym floor. He lands on his head a couple times, his knees a couple times, but in the end, even though it's really sloppy, he manages to do the skill landing on his feet, not his head.
Another video for you has the song "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis (on "OVER AND UNDERNEATH" the playlist) in the background showing Sam Peszek, Shawn Johnson, and Nastia Liukin falling over and over again, but they go back to the gym and (at least Shawn does) get gold.
"I don't care what they say, I'm in love with you, they try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth, my heart's crippled by the vein that I keep on closing."
Who cares what they say when they hear God's word? You keep praying! Because remember, God DOES NOT need you. We sometimes happen to believe this lie that He needs us that He's this Jerry McGuire character going, "You complete Me." But we don't! He's in charge, and no matter what they say, we don't know WHAT they're thinking! However, if you know an athiest and get on the subject of God, say this, it'll startle them:
"Well if that's how it is, if there's no God, then I've got nothing to lose! But however, if there really IS a God, you have everything to lose, eternal life."
And it'll startle them, because if there's no God, which I think there is, Christians have nothing to lose, we'll just sit in our grave. But if there is a God, and they are NOT saved, they've got all there is to lose! Ever wondered what an oven feels like? They'll know if they don't accept Jesus as savior.
"And as the day draws near, we'll sing until the whole world hears!"
-Until The Whole World Hears, Casting Crowns
You keep singing girlfriend! Or boyfriend, if you're a guy. You tell 'em, you wear that RandyDon shirt, and you strut the halls with your Bible in hand! You go girl! (or boy.)