For 2011 we are going to focus on 52 weekly prompts instead of daily prompts. Each week we will have a ‘focus’ so that each day we can dig a little deeper instead of jumping all over the place in our writing.
This week I want you to focus on the word ‘Fearless’ and fully understand what it means.
Webster’s dictionary defines this word like this:
1.....an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm
2.....the likelihood of something unwelcome happening
3.....be afraid or apprehensive
4.....be anxious about
5.....archaic regard (God) with reverence and awe
6.....free from fear
EXAMPLES: He was a cruel king who was feared and hated by his subjects.
There's no need to fear.
SYNONYMS: bother, worry, fret, fuss, stew, stress, sweat, trouble
ORIGIN Middle English feren, from Old English fæ¯ran, from fæ¯r
First Known Use: before 12th century
Fear is a word filled with emotion. The very definition is both frightening and worshipful. Everyone makes decisions based on their fear of something or someone. It is a word that we should understand fully.
Monday. . .Let us start simple. What is your definition of fear? Write it down. Be specific. Try to trace back the first time your definition became the only definition you know for the word fear.
Tuesday. . .Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by pain or threat of danger or harm. Is there a difference? Can you be fearful of something you know will not harm you? Like love. . .are you fearful of love? Journal today about fear and how it wraps itself around everything you know and love. Scripture tells us that ‘Perfect love casts out fear’ but what does that really mean?
Wednesday. . .Many believe those who are thrill seekers are actually fearless. Do you believe this? To be fearless means to be free from fear. I am not sure that thrill seekers are free from fear or if their fears are really driving them to conquer the very fear inside them. Journal today about what is means to be fearless or free from fear. Can you think of a time when you were fearless?
Thursday. . .We are told to fear God and rulers. Does this mean that we are to be afraid of them? According to the definition this type of fear is reverence or honor. Journal today about this type of fear. Write out the definition in your own words so that you can own it and fully believe that God is not to be ‘feared for harm’ but ‘fear that leads to respect and honor for His position.’
Friday. . .When someone is considered brave are they without fear? What makes a man brave in your eyes? Look at your family and friends. Journal today about a time a friend or family member acted bravely in your eyes.
Saturday. . .Do something new today. Step out of your comfort zone and conquer the new.
Sunday. . .take the day off. Enjoy your family.