About Fear

Posted by Elaine March 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM AEDT

I read this article this morning:
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There was a similar article in Queensland about the fear that curtains would fade more quickly due to Daylight Saving. These people firmly believe that putting the clock forward one hour is giving us one extra hour of sunlight each day.

Similarly the No Ship Action Group (NSAG) in Avoca were concerned that sinking the decomissioned warship HMAS Adelaide off Avoca to be used as a dive reef would alter the movement of waves and sand resulting in our very beautiful beach becoming sandless.

It’s great to be concerned for our environment but one resident voiced his concerns to me on the beach one morning, totally convinced that sinking the HMAS Adelaide would destroy Avoca Lagoon Wetlands.

Even though professionals said they didn’t see any issues if the ship is clean, a website was set up, huge NO SHIP signs painted across the road, flyers posted around the community to gain support, warnings on TV, much time and effort spent by organisers fearful of the outcome.

On the day of the sinking, the word SHAME was written across the sky and protesters were out in force as we waited along with thousands of others to see the ship sink.
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So much commitment, so much expense but thankfully 12 months on, these fears haven’t been realised.

We’ve all been created to stand for something and to reach for something more but at times we can get stuck in a place that has no foundation.

FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real and it’s sometimes difficult to see the real picture when we’re inside the frame.

It’s believed that 92% of what we fear will never take place so only 8% of what we’re concerned about can be considered legitimate concerns.

When we let our minds dwell on fear we open the door to obsession – we are whatever we think about.

The Bible says this about fear:
Fix your thoughts on what is true and honourable and right.
Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise
……. and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NLT

………… and the GOD OF PEACE, will be with you.

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