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There is a psychological condition called. FOMA which afflicts many in our world today. It is the fear of making any sort of commitment of time, effort or endeavour in case we MISS OUT on something else that may come along. Even the media is today driven by this disease……One story is alright but I must run so that I do not miss something ‘better’.
Something to think about
As Christian Believers LIVING in this world of frantically seeking for more and ‘better’ We must ……..
S T O P!
We are cautioned many times in the Word………Be content with what you have and not anxious about what you do not have.( Philippians). ‘TRUST in ME! Jesus said.
The words of an old hymn came to me this morning.
Upon the solid Rock I stand,
All else is shifting sand
Standing on the Rock of Christ. Knowing His Salvation Plan for ALL is a great place to STAND.
But the Truth is that Because He Lives…though we may be ‘anchored’ in Him….our lives are not static. Our focus is ‘upwards’ ever for things ‘above’ the ordinary, but looking to the ‘extraordinary’, we should be reaching out, loving and caring and simply BEING ANCHORED (often invisibly) always in Him. We defeat FOMA by knowing absolutely that the Impossible is always Possible when our anchor HOLDS. Jesus Christ IS LORD!
Blessings and Love to all.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Hugs to you for teaching me something new today! I’d never heard of F.O.M.S before!! (I think you had a small typo – Fear Of Missing Something.) I certainly have WITNESSED it, and ashamedly been tempted by it; but never knew there has developed a disordered physological condition of this. Ugh! Blessings to you for the ‘call to prayer’ for those who are missing the life God has set before them. Jesus, I trust in You!!!