Often in life tiny worries quickly get blown up until they are more than just possibilities, but reality. Being a worry-wart, I have done this many times.
One night my family and I noticed police cars scouring the road across from us as if they were searching for something—or someone. Since we live only a couple miles from a prison, it was a plausible theory.
As I prepared for bed, I passed my window and noticed the lights were on in our detached garage. This was unusual. I slowly crept closer, my heart beating faster. As I stared, I was sure I could see a man in a trench coat leaning against the side of our garage. You’re going to look really stupid if you’re wrong, so make sure, I warned myself. But he was there! I knew he was! Then he turned his head to look at me. I ducked, and ran to my parent’s room…
To read more, please visit http://www.gracefox.com/2011/10/14/weeding-out-fear-elizabeth-veldboom-worry-wart/, where I have the privilege of guest posting for author and speaker Grace Fox. Grace also writes on the topic of fear, so click around once you’re there! She has some tremendous resources.