My favorite shows are The first 48 and Criminal minds. I'm not an adrenaline junkie but those two shows have me on edge the entire time. I usually like a good love story but not on these shows I just want them to catch the bad guys. Because of these shows I find myself being afraid of a lot of things and people. I literally will survey the scene to see who is where, what they are wearing and usually I look to see what time it is just in case the BAU team from Criminal minds needs my help. I love the thought of being in the middle of an investigation but the reality is that it would give me major nightmares for the rest of my life. I started noticing something yesterday as I watched an episode with Richard before bed. The beginning of criminal minds the crimes were bad and the crime scenes left you wondering what the victim looked like (I know freaky) and now the episodes leave little to the imagination and the crimes are brutal. Someone asked me how I could watch it before bed and it made me think about how I was when I first started watching. It would have me on the edge of my seat afraid to go to bed and now it doesn't really bother me. Isn't fear the same way? It starts subtle and then it builds momentum and begins reminding you of failures and then after getting you hooked to a thought you are sucked in and giving up. As I was reading this morning I came across this verse
Psalm 5:7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
So many times we look at how big our dreams are and we think why even try. We must dream beyond our insecurities because the moment we choose to surrender to a calling we no longer can see the power of God simply because we are looking in the wrong direction. We must surrender to Him alone and allow Him to equip and create a passion within us because when that happens the beyond becomes a reality! Dream BIG but keep your eyes locked on Your Creator!