Do you ever feel empty? Like you are missing something? If you take a moment to focus on the emptiness do you feel panic stricken anxiety start to rise up in you? What do we fear the most? I don’t know about you but I fear NOT living. I know, I am not supposed to fear anything but God himself. That’s what scripture says. However, I am not perfect, nowhere near perfect. I struggle with lots of things but one thing I struggle with right now, today, is a fear of not living my life. It’s hard to describe. The thought and feeling of waking up when I’m 40 and wondering where all the time went. Or worse waking up at 80 and realizing I could have done “so much more”. But then I realize there is a fear stronger than this one. It too, is just as unhealthy, a fear of putting myself out there and failing. Not just failing – but – miserably, famously failing on all accounts.
I realize in the grand scheme of things no one cares that much – other than me. If I fail no one is going to give it a seconds notice. Sure if it is epic enough people may talk about me for 2 minutes but really, probably not.
However if I can share my fears, be open and honest about them. Then maybe, just maybe I can begin to overcome them. And maybe on an even bigger level help someone along in overcoming his or her own fears.
I can’t imagine what my life would look like or even become if I was bold enough to overcome my fear and do what I feel led to do. How large of a footprint could I put on this earth? What change, difference could I ensue? What change, difference could YOU ensue?
If you could overcome the fear that’s been holding you back and let loose your passion, your desire to do something and do it now, what would you do? Who would you become? If you are still young like me, what will they say when you’re 40? Better yet what will we all say when we are 80?
At 80, I want to say, “I did it all.” I’m gonna say it! And I when I do I will be smiling from ear to ear and if you know me at all, I’ll chuckle and just move on to my next BIG thing. If I am breathing I want to be LIVING.
After all, I serve a LIVING God who is active and at work in the lives of His people. He is speaking to us, living through us, making His name famous among us. “He is the same yesterday, today and forever.” “His word is living and active.”  He reigns at the right hand of the Father.  He will come riding in Gory to reign on the New Heaven and New Earth. Life, light will win. Victory is ours because victory is His. He has conquered sin, hell and the grave.  That same power lives in you.  Claim your authority and walk in it. Stand up, victorious in life. Live the battle as a bold and courageous solider. Advancing the Kingdom of Heaven. Carry your mantle, your inheritance while boasting in Christ Jesus. Do not be ashamed for the Lord your God is mighty to save, mighty is He.  His name is above every name.  At His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. 
And while you focus on Him, keep your eyes on Him.  You will overcome the fear, the fear of failing and the fear of NOT living. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  As you claim your stake, your lot in this life, you will conquer sin, hell and the grave and LIVE!
 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 6:8-10
 Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10