Elenor Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “Do one thing every day that scares you”.
This day was a day of rest in Niagra Falls. It was chilly and rainy and we were grateful not to be riding. But in keeping with Elenor’s admonition, we wanted to continue fearless feats. I chose to hangout with a zombie 😳
Though it may seem off point, I’d like to share some observations: 1) No one seems to find it unusual when a 64 year old woman is dancing by the roadside, trying to get a bee out of her jersey. 2) Cyclists spit and blow their noses while they ride! The nose blowing is au natural and is accomplished by pressing one finger on the non offending nostril and then blowing the offense out of the other nostril.
Now that I’m feeling pretty much a biker chic, I decided to try both….with the same result. In both efforts, the ‘matter’ made its way slowly across the cheek, toward the ear, instantly drying in the wind. The result was a wry grin effect. The Stache just glanced away as if he’d never known me. Can’t blame him really.
I’ve also observed that most of the fears we have are unfounded. We need to start by making a keen assessment of their validity. For example, there is no such thing as a zombie. In a temperature controlled enclosure, there is no need to be afraid on a Ferris wheel.
Then there are those things for which we truly should be concerned. At this point, we have a choice…..trust God or be consumed by fear.
Trusting God would be my choice.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
When one belongs to the Lord, his eternal future is secure. Even when this physical life ends, we have assurance of eternal life in Heaven.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind .” II Timothy 1:7
These are just two of many Bible verses on the issue of fear. Worth exploring in greater depth.