What kind of fear do you have?

The conversation was getting heated. I knew I had to stop talking soon to maintain my sanity, but I just could not help thinking that my sister, in my own opinion had a huge misconception about marriage. We were discussing on submission in marriage; yes I know it’s a delicate topic!
I am of the opinion that if a woman does not put her trust in God completely, she cannot confidently trust in her husband, ask Mama Sarah in Genesis 20. I was telling my sister,”don’t expect your husband to be what only God can be to you, don’t expect the love, security, provision, protection, comfort, assurance, etc., that only God can give you from him”.
In other words, a husband receives relevance from God to be able to fulfill his roles. I could see that my conversation was making my sister upset and worried, I was beginning to get upset with the look in her eyes. Her argument was that “you cannot live your life based on the approval of a mortal man like yourself, that one day he could disappoint you and you would be left broken and emotionally drained”. She felt it was better to submit cautiously! Phew! That was it. I had heard enough, I thought to myself. I gently reminded her of what the bible had to say on submission (1 Peter 3:5).
This conversation kept replaying in my head, I kept asking myself, and why in heaven’s name will anyone want to marry a man she cannot submit to without fearing what the future with him will be like? I am quick to recall that, perfect love cast out fear, but that does not negates the fact that many of us are living with different kinds of fear.
You have to live life purposely, intentionally exercising your trust in God not your fate in your head knowledge of the situations around you now.
 I had the fear of never living the life God would have me live, graduating from the university, getting someone to love me enough to consider marriage, having children, if the society will still accept me when they hear my stories on bi-polar, just to say a few.
Irishhealth.com reports that one of the major fear of persons diagnosed with bi-polar is stigma; majority of this category fear rejection and the risk of being misunderstood from the society if they reveal their mental health status, thus depriving them of vital opportunities to utilize their potentials.

Truly, I have come to realize
1.    That fear is false evidence appearing true. What you always need is the truth and not the fear about the situation, so stick to the truth. Truth is what God has said concerning who you are, where you are and what you are going through now.

2.    That my brain is too small to organize my life, giving God controlling interest in my life will set me apart.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You because You have not given me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Father, I choose to work in the light of this gift, so help me lord, in Jesus Name, Amen
See also, 2 Timothy 1:7; Proverbs 3:3-5

“Martin Luther Had A Wife”..By William J. Peterson.
Ruth Graham (I don’t expect your husband…)
Kindly Remember
·        That you have to take your medication(s) as prescribed by the doctors
·        That you don’t have to avoid your appointments with your physician.
·        That you have to rest well, eat healthy, exercise safely, and avoid stress.
·        That you can pray over your medications that; they will work perfectly for you without side effects.
·        That you can pray to God to perfect all that concerns your mental health.
My name is Precious, I was Bi-polar, and I live a full life
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