Fear robs you of your life, it controls you
It puts you into a cell inside your soul.
Fear distorts your site of what you need to see clearly.
Sometimes fear can be the thing that keeps your life in
Never to move, never to grow , never to live.
Fear is a black hole of despair that sinks your feet like
When you take that big step to face whatever you fear
You will discover your very strength that you have always
had that strength
From God, sometimes you have to ask God to give you
the strength to face Fear.
Facing fear may be as simple as looking into your soul
to see what you’re running
From all your life. What is your fear? What do you run
from with drugs or drinking
Or even pills or working? What is it in life that you keep
your mind from facing?
You began to really live when you face all your fears.
You begin anew.
When you face fear you began a new change, a change
of growth. The chains of fear no longer
Keep you chained down is despair. When growth stops,
Bitterness sets in. When healing starts, peace begins.
Walk with God, walk in his shades of grace.
(44) Karla Reeves
This is my poem. Grateful for the sun coming up every day?
Instead sometimes we get lost in the past stupid things that
Happened between families . Ask yourself right now the things
You lived in the past—the past pain. If you were dying right now,
would they really matter if you were on your death bed? If your
answer is no, then go and make peace with whatever that keeps
you from moving on. This is for someone that’s bought my book.
God just gave that message to me for someone. Is that person
you reading this book? God wanted you to read this book, so just
do it. Forgive whatever it is in the past and live your life. God
would want you to live your life to the fullest. Be like a child,
in the way they get mad. We have all seen children little Mary
is mad at billy and the very next day they will be playing in the
sand box. What do you really have to lose, or are you afraid of
Sometimes its just time to let that stuff go and go see the family
member and just have a good day with them, because when they
are gone, can you ask them to forgive you after they are gone?
We are family and sometimes thing happened. Just got get over
the pain and love the family member. Life is too short to be full
of bitterness and hate and pain. Some people find it easier to
hang on to the pain of the past. After all, what can you do about
it being upset for years? There’s nothing to do about it, but accept
it for what it is. It’s yesterday. Think of life like we do, live in
seven days a week of Monday’s? Do we? No. We have seven days
for a week, twelve months for a year, and three hundred and
sixty-five days, don’t we? So live your life! After all, nothing will
matter after the person you’re mad at after their dead. Then you
will have to let it go. Don’t waste another day. Make amends
and make things right. Peace starts with you, and if they don’t
want to let it go, then you have to accept it and go on. Then pray
about it. If you can’t let things go, pray for yourself. I did, and
God healed me. You can let go of the past and the pain. I feel
so much better in my life. I am living my life to the very fullest,
and I am very happy with all things in my life.
There was a time I was very angry with God, and I turned
my back on him. I am so glad God is an all forgiving God and
he let me repent and come back to him. I still haven’t read the
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Bible all the way through. It’s a very hard book to read, let alone
understand. But I had a wonderful grandmother Ruth that would
teach class, and I would get in her class. She would teach me
so much. I miss her reading the Bible to me as a child. Some of
the things we did like—before we ate, we would sit; before we
would eat, we would go around the table and we each would
say a verse from the Bible. We would play the Bible games. She
taught me so much.
Thank god for good grandmothers.
Copyright © 2010 by Karla Reeves.
Library of Congress Control Number: PENDING
ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-4535-4879-0