Day 17: Things That Make You Scared

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30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 17: Things that make you scared.

It’s a little bit of synchronicity that this question comes on the heels of what I’ve just written about Deuteronomy 7. While I’m far less likely to be intimidated by others, it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel fear and anxiety.

Bats. Bats freak me out. We just had one get into our house on Friday night. It’s a seasonal occurrence in our old house. Wendy even told me that she knew there was a bat in the house the previous night, however we were both in bed and she knew that if she woke me to let me know I would never get back to sleep.

The economy. Shocking, I know.Every morning when I pick up the Wall Street Journal off the porch and read the headlines, I feel the fear and anxiety. What I’m witnessing in today’s business environment is that bigger government, increased government regulation, and more taxes are slowly strangling our economy. Companies are fearfully hoarding their capital rather than reinvesting it. I find myself having to exercise my faith more and more to combat the fear and anxiety the daily headlines stir inside me.

Irrelevance. I’ve always been a sucker for the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I so identify with the character of George Bailey, and no matter how many times I see the film I never fail to get a little misty at the final scene. I want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and I’m scared of having little or no influence on those my life touches.

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