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They Say it's My Birthday!

Well, it's your birthday too!

Wyatt Earp
Glenn Close
Bruce Willis
Ursula Andress
David Livingstone
And me!!
Today is my birthday.
I've already gotten so much love from my friends on Facebook and a handful of text messages and I feel so loved!  I'm really blessed to have so many people in my life that care about me.
I deal with so much fear, and living with fear is incredibly difficult.  My life is turning into a battle between my fear and my desire to trust God. 
None of my fears are real. I'm not in an abusive relationship, I don't sky-dive for a living, I'm not living in abject poverty wondering where my next meal is going to come from. I don't have to fear war or even a plague.
I fear rejection. Such a simple thing that (usually) doesn't do any physical harm, but has wreaked so much havoc in my life.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
So this is my declaration:
I will let the perfect love of God drive out all my fear. I will not let Satan continue to control my life. From this day forward, I'm keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith.
Because as much as all those wonderful people who've wished me happy birthday love and respect me, God loves me more.
He gives me life and breath. In him, I live and move and have my being. I have everything I need for life and godliness.
And that's the best birthday gift ever.
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