Walking across my yard this morning, I watched two birds fly overhead. A big black crow was being chased by a much smaller mockingbird. The crow was at least 2-3 times bigger than the bird chasing it.

How many things in your life are chasing after you and have you running scared without looking back to the shadow?

Why don’t we look back at the things that scare us?

What keeps us moving forward away from that scary thing behind us?

What if……

What if it’s not as big, bad, bold, beastly as you think?

I know that the things that scare me, oftentimes, control me. I run scared and not even sure what I am running from. Emotions jacked up, thoughts racing, nausea in my belly, heart heavy with worry and anxiety, adrenaline coursing through my veins and I don’t even know why. Can’t quite put my finger on what it is all about. Do you know what I mean?

The last few days I have felt this in moments. Panic rising, finding my breathing labored and fear taking hold. It grabs me before I even realize it. It’s sneaky that way.

Creeps up,

creeps in,

and the creeping invades all – body, soul and spirit.

We must stay vigilant and alert and for heavens sake – TURN AROUND!

What is chasing you? What is it? Look it square in the eye and call it back under your authority. Your thoughts, your body do NOT have permission to wild without your acknowledgement and agreement.

When I notice the wilding this is what I do:

  • notice – notice my body…heart…mind…(where do i feel it?)
  • acknowledge that i feel…(name it)
  • ask myself what is causing these feelings, can i control these circumstances or situations…(if i can – i do something about it, if i cannot…)
  • i TURN AROUND – i use EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping Technique), prayer, writing, calling a friend to externally process – something to take ownership of my emotions and bring the chaos back into order.

What little bird is chasing you out of your yard? What little bird is making a lot of noise and creating chaos in your space? What little bird is running the show? What little bird is wreaking havoc in your body, soul and spirit?

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. With power and love (self-love) and self-control we cultivate a sound, clear, grounded, in the moment, unshaken, faith-mountain-moving mind!