I’m starting a new segment on this blog. I’m going to answer questions that are posed to me via this blog, my email, facebook, or twitter. I’m going to try my best to answer these questions as openly and honestly as possible. Also, I’m going to keep the askers anonymous and I’m going to answer every single question asked. Warning though, these may get personal. Ask away!
What is your biggest fear you’ve had to face this year and how have you overcome it?
This is a great question. I think it addresses the basic issues that we believers face. There exists a pulling between life on Earth and what we know will be life in Eternity. My biggest fear stems from my wife being pregnant. My biggest fear is that I won’t be able to properly provide for my family.
This fear is both completely rational and completely irrational. It’s rational because it’s in our human nature to worry about providing for our family. On the other hand, it’s irrational because Jesus Himself said He will always provide and that worrying is pointless.
That being said, I definitely have NOT gotten past this fear. It’s still on my mind. Does it consume me? No. I don’t stay up at night worrying about it. I know that God takes care of his children, yet, I do feel responsible. Personally, I can always grow in the area of trusting God.
Have you ever worried about providing for your family?