How To Lead Your Feelings: Fear

Honestly, I’m afraid to write this post. I’m afraid every time I write a blog post, and I’m definitely afraid to publish my book, Tasting Dirt: When Your’re Disappointed With God. I feel fear about a lot of different things. So do you, because fear is part of being human. Fear has a very beneficial […]

How To Lead Your Feelings: Happiness

Have you ever heard/read that “God is more interested in your holiness than your happiness” or “God is more concerned about our character than our comfort?”Did you just wilt a little inside? I noticed a growing sadness even as I typed those sentences out. Don’t worry though, we wont stay there because neither of those […]

How To Lead Your Feelings: Don't Ignore Them

I hate being ignored. Don’t you? I believe we have all experienced being ignored at some point or another. As an adult I’ve experienced it most frequently in group conversation when I’m in the middle of saying something and another person starts talking, and keeps talking, as if I hadn’t been saying anything at all. […]

Implications

Fear of Worthlessness (Part 4) So far in this series we’ve explored how the fear of being worthless drives us into all kinds of ineffective and ultimately harmful attempts to create value for ourselveshow radically accepting our inability to make ourselves valuable opens the door to accepting value from an outside sourceand how God, Jesus, […]

The Source

(Fear of Worthlessness Part 3) Last week I made you angry by saying you’re worthless. We all are. By ourselves we cannot dredge up enough usefulness or goodness to generate a value capable of withstanding our inevitable failures. Our first reaction to this reality is rebellion.I won’t let this be true! I’ll make myself valuable […]

Rebellion or Radical Acceptance

(Fear of Worthlessness Part 2) I hope after last week’s post you’ve started to notice which of your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and actions are driven by fear of worthlessness, and how it is affecting your relationships with God and others. How can we respond to this fear when we recognize it and stop letting it […]

Thomas the Tank Engine and Humanity’s Greatest Fear

Image Source (Part 1) Last week the topic of patience prompted an in depth look at misconceptions we hold about God’s character and the fear those misconceptions produce in us. Specifically the fear of asking God for help because we think the kind of help he might give us will hurt. Living in fear of […]