A man once went to a fortune teller, curious to know what she would say about his future. The fortune teller looked into her magic ball and then her facial expression said it all. The man would die, she said, involved in a bus accident. This would happen within two to three months time, but she couldn’t say exactly when. The man went home, depressed and worried telling himself how he never really believed in fortune tellers. Why should he now?
When two months passed, he had thought about what she said, day in and day out. Now he decided to lock himself in his house where he wouldn’t come close to any buses for the next month.
Another 3 weeks went by when the man came down the stairs from his bedroom to make some coffee. His little son had left his toys on the floor of which one was a little toy bus. The man stepped on the bus, after his last step down the stairs, slipped and knocked his head against the stairway railing and died instantly.
Moral of the story: “Live life on the edge, don’t lock yourself away.”
Credit : Submitted by E. Van der Nest — South Africa
“This story helped me to overcome many of my fears… Fear only has one purpose; it holds you back! Don’t let it. Carry on with your life, as fear doesn’t resolve anything. It’s like they say, “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” – E. Van der Nest
Thanks! E. Nest
LET IT BE!!
Key thoughts to take from this are :
Matthew 6:34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Cor 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
1 Cor 1:10 “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
So keep living and keep loving
Please note (Disclaimer): I do not condone or support the fortune-telling or soothsayer type (psychic) of anyone. This is at best, witchcraft and should not be considered. I hope the message will trump the method.
Mic 5:12 with Gal 5:20