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A Terrifying Blessing

As a child (and even now at 42), I have been terrified of bugs. If it can fly, glide, or crawl faster than I can walk, I was afraid of it. I have gotten somewhat better but not much. I will still call my mother to come kill a spider for me. With that being said, the one bug that I'm not too afraid of is the ladybug. We grew up being told that ladybugs were good luck, and it was especially good luck (and a blessing) if one landed on you. I have taken that with me into adulthood.

I was in my room, and I felt something hit my arm. I looked down and it was a ladybug. Without a second thought, out of fear, I knocked it off. I immediately realized it was a ladybug and began to smile. And even though I had no idea where it landed when I knocked it off of my arm, I wasn't afraid. I began to smile as I started to remember the significance of seeing a ladybug and having one land on me. It left me with a question...why was I afraid?

Have you ever dreamed and prayed for something so big that it almost scared you? Have you ever received a blessing so big that it terrified you? What is it about an answered prayer that scares you? Is it the fact that you thought you wouldn't get it? Or could it be that once you have the blessing you've been believing for, you don't know what to do with it? If you are like me, there are some things that I have been praying for for a long time. And I am believing that those blessings are soon to come. (Some already have!) But are you truly prepared to receive them? Are you living as if you have already been blessed or are you living a life of hoping and wishing? If there is something (or someone) that you are praying about and praying for, ask God if it's His will, and if it is, live like it's already done! Prepare for it! Don't be terrified of it. Enjoy your blessings and bless others with them!


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