“See, I knew it! I knew you’d do it again,” she screamed in a fit of rage, storming out of the room. “Once a cheater, always a cheater," her voice trailed off behind the slammed door.
What do you harbor in your heart – so that you can be “right” later? What do you hide there “just in case” you might need to fall back on it later?
You can’t truly trust someone if you’ve tucked that fear into the back corners of your heart. You don’t want to be “right” later, you want that fear to never come to pass. You want to be free of it. Letting it go won’t necessarily be easy, but waiting for it to show up and slap you in the faced hinders your ability to live in the here and now.
Do you remember what Job said? “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job 3:25 (KJV)
Don’t collect fears in your heart, there’s too much life to be lived in trust.
Hurts may come your way again, cross those bridges when you come to them. But the hurt you’re secretly dreading may never happen. And honestly, if you’re hanging onto that fear, you’re not living in trust, and if you’re not trusting, you’re not really living.
Pull that fear weed out of the garden of your life – and give it over to God or it may grow and consume you. Once it’s gone, you’ll be able to see beauty blossoming everywhere. A negative, “I knew it!” is a blinder keeping the finer things in life at a distance.