Catch And Release 

How many times a day or week do we face a fear?
Sometimes they are big fear thoughts and other times they are just annoyances and little life disruptions. 
Will my children be safe today driving to school? 

Is this storm going blow my house up up and away this morning? 

What kind of choices will my son make at college next year? 

Will I be able to pack only 40 lbs for my flight? 

         (the final weigh in is at 40.5 lbs)

These were just a few thoughts I had this week. 

You really would not want to have ALL my unedited thoughts of possible catastrophes and fears of the unknown this past week. 
The point is this is normal for us all to process through these everyday situations. 
The secret sauce is knowing how to take captive each and every thought as it beams across your prefrontal cortex.

 (just looked that up)

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5

Here is the trick. As soon as you have the negative thought or the fear..
False 

Evidence 

Appearing 

Real 

you make the choice to take CAPTIVE that crazy thought

1) snatch it up 

2) keep within bounds or under control (trap it)

3) make it obedient to Christ 

4) replace it with a new thought 

In other words what does Jesus say about the matter? 
Go look in the Bible and you can exchange your fear for faith in God and see what He says to do with your fears and burdens. 

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” ~1 Peter 5:7

Catch and release all of them to God!!

That’s just one verse. There are plenty more of those little helping hope Scriptures. 
This is the deal. 

When the big stuff hits us like life threatening diseases, losing jobs, family members dying or big bad life changing situations we are ready to do the GREAT EXCHANGE. 

Exchange your fears and tears for faith and triumph. 

You are victorious in Christ. 

I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13 

You are not in this alone. If God is for you, who can be against? 

For Example: 
Capture the thought that could lead you into fear…….
I’m scared when my kids drive on the freeway. 
(Dang, I’m scared when I drive on the narrow lane next to the barrier on HWY 290 in Houston.)
Release your new thought infused in scripture. 
 “I will Trust in the LORD with all my heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all my ways I submit to him, and he will make my path and my kids path straight and safe on the highway.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6 

Now you try it!!!

Catch and release, 

Kelley Allison

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com

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2 thoughts on “Catch And Release 

  1. I know this isn’t your point, but……panic attacks hit me on Hwy 290! Until…..I faced the fear, breathed, gave it to the Lord and kept saying “I will not be afraid” over and over. Also, my Beloved husband said aim high and drive with confidence!
    Your article was straight to the point! Will share this one with my precious single moms!
    Amen and amen! He instructs us to trust and not be afraid!
    Keep writing! It’s real!

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