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Fear of not fitting in…

Being a teenager is often super awkies – most of the time is spent figuring out who you are and who you want to be. Our peers don’t make this season of life any easier. The fear of rejection is real. The pressure to be someone you’re not comes with that fear.

Fear stops us from being the person God sees when He looks at us. Fear stops us from loving ourselves. Fear stops us from knowing that we are accepted – Romans 15:7 (http://bit.ly/2IKoDwU) tells us that we have been accepted by Jesus.

Will you lay your fear at the feet of Jesus today?

Read Proverbs 19:8 (http://bit.ly/2IRKWRx)

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What worries you? What are you anxious about?

Maybe it’s the report card that’s coming? Or what others think of you? Or whether there’s enough money for life? Or is there going to be food on the table tonight? Is it safety? Do you fear what the future holds?

Matthew 6:25-34 (http://bit.ly/2Wybkoc) tells us not to worry about these earthly things – this verse may seem super insensitive but Matthew wants us to know the God that we serve. When we know, REALLY know who God is, fear, worry, and anxiety fades.

Proverbs 3:21-26 (http://bit.ly/2WqtCI4) tells us that Jesus (wisdom) will protect us and we can sleep without fear. Look to Him more than you look at your fear.

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#Fear

Fear is something that many of us face on the daily.Sometimes fear shows up through its cousins’ worry, anxiety, panic, or stress. And it can be so crippling in us moving forward into the things that God has for us. Fear often stops us from living the life God wants us to live.

The words “Fear not” occur over 300 times in the Bible – almost once for everyday of the year. God definitely does not want us living in fear!

Over the next few Fridays, let’s journey together through Proverbs and see what God has to say about fear.

Proverbs 1:33 (http://bit.ly/2B9qghX)
2 Timothy 1:7 (http://bit.ly/2Z27Jk9)

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Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp

Proverbs 27:17 (http://bit.ly/2GrREj6) says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
We need to surround ourselves with “iron” so that we can be sharpened and we can sharpen others.

In other words, people who are wise, have insight, understanding and knowledge, are strong in character and in their Christian faith, etc. can help us become wiser, stronger, have insight and understanding, etc. Then we can help others in this too.

As friends we help, correct and teach each other, thus, mutually grow. These types of friendships and relationships can help to keep us on the right path.

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