Jesus Bugs: Learning to Live Without Fear

Have you ever seen those bugs that can walk on water?   You see them in lakes or rivers here in the South.  I like to call them Jesus bugs because of how they glide or walk across the water.  Their scientific name is “Gerridae”.  Wikipedia also called them many other names like water striders, magic bugs, skimmers, water skaters, water scooters, etc.  TheJesus bug last name they called them is Jesus bugs.  And well, that’s what they are to me.  They walk on the water, just like Jesus did.   They were created to do that.  That’s how God made them.  No need to fear of doing or being who God created them to be.

I have to admit that I am a worryer.  I am a fearful person.  I am afraid of certain situations and avoid doing things that I feel may or may not  harm myself or others. Things that can be seen to others as dumb.  Why would you worry about that?  Nothing is going to happen.  Do you know what the chances are that will actually happen to you?  Very slim, I know.  I understand that what I worry about or what I am afraid of is not worth the stress and fear.

One day I had enough.  I was done with being fearful.  I prayed with our Prayer Minister for God to break the fear oveSet-Freer my life.   And you know what I felt God saying to me?  “You were not created to be fearful.  Because of Jesus you are SET FREE of those fears and worries.”
Wow.  It was like chains were broken that were binding me to my fears.   God did not create me to live in fear.  He created me to live for him and serve him in PEACE.   He created me to do great things for him.  He created me to shine for him, not hide behind a wall afraid of doing what he wants me to do or being who I was created to be.  That day it was like a burden had been lifted.

Our Prayer Minister also told me that worryer=warrior.  Did you know that if you Google “worryer” it does not come up, but that the word “warrior” does?  A warrior is defined as “a brave or experienced solider or fighter”.   All of you out there that worry or live in fear are WARRIORS!  You are brave people who God has called.  Don’t live in fear of everything.  Be a warrior for God and know that you are set free!!  What a great feeling it is when you realize that.

I have worked in the ministry for 13 years now doing camping ministry, youth ministry, and children’s ministry.  My passion being children’s ministry.  I absolutely love it!  God has also placed on my heart the call to write, especially to my fellow Children’s Ministers.  I want you to know that no matter who you are, God has given you each a calling and we need to live out that calling.  Live without the fear or the worry that consumes you.  Give those to the Lord, knowing that he will take away all of them.

Laura Story has a song out called “I Can Just Be Me”.  My favorite lyrics to her song are, “Be my Savior, be my lifeline, won’t you be my everything.  Cause I’m so tired of trying to be someone I was never meant to be.  Be my God so I can just be me.”   I was tired of living in fear and worry.  I was tired of being someone I was NOT created to be.  Let Jesus be your Savior so you can be who God created you to be:  a person of beauty, peace, love, and a heart for serving Him.

2 Timothy 1:7:  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  

Live knowing that you are SET FREE of all fears and worries that you have.  Be like a Jesus bug:  walk on water, fearless, because you know that’s how God created you.

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