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Songs:
Rev Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Singers - I Won't Forget
Sting - Something A Boy Said
Randy Stonehill - Edge Of The World
Bryan Duncan - Leave Your Light On For Me
Ginny Owens - This Road
Williams Brothers w - Stevie Wonder - Too Close
Ashley Cleveland - Gimme Shelter
Transcript:
Facing my Favorite Fears

This is the Road To Redemption... Yea and this,is Bryan Duncan...I'm afraid... try not to be alarmed, but this weeks show is... Facing my favorite fears! There's Only one way to do that...don't forget who gives us the courage not to run away...

Jesus, I won't forget / Rev Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Singers

This is Rev Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Singers... their name barely fits on the poster... You're on the road to redemption with Bryan Duncan Facing my favorite fears... Mind you we're talking about facing fears here... Cause that has to happen before you can overcome them... Overcoming fears That would be a whole nother show...

(over intro) I should start by saying It's not the coward who acknowledges his fears......courage is moving forward in spite of fear....here's a song from sting, it's a story of some mighty men, fearless in every way.... until a little boy trips their own superstition...with a simple, unsolicited comment... And sends their minds reeling into that dark unnerving place, maybe you haven't faced that place in your own life yet... But for me it is all too familiar...

Something a Boy Said/ Sting

(over middle section) "We spoke our fear to the captain... Asked what his son could know..." What a cool lyric...of course I hear more in that line than was intended. I can see a higher power and a supreme redeemer....

(over the end) The bible says "God has not given us the spirit of fear..." I hear it quoted all the time...in a way... As if I shouldn't have any fear of my own...what I hear in that, is The assumption that if I have fear.... maybe I'm not all that close to God...

Hey I get lot's a stuff for free from people I don't know... So just because I didn't get that spirit of fear from God doesn't mean I didn't get it at all...and it doesn't mean God abandoned me somewhere cause fear showed up on my security scan... I face my fears because sometimes I don't know what I'm running from, You ever been there... Feeling like your falling off the edge of the world...

Edge of the World/ Randy Stonehill

(in the middle section) Fear causes anxiety, and worry. Leaves me frozen in my tracks, unwilling to risk anything for a better life. Makes me wanna run to my familiar dependencies, Hide myself from the pain of it all, The Fear Factor plays a big role in compulsive behavior and addictions of all kinds.... At least that's been my experience.





that's Randy Stonehill ...talking about the valley of his fears...and the ghosts from his past...

(over intro) For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope...Jeremiah 29:11 God sent a nite light into our darkness, "Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the lord your God is with you wherever you go...

Leave your light on for me/ Bryan Duncan

That's Bryan Duncan... Aka, "me" singing about my fear of abandonment...afraid others will give up on me even before I do... God has proven to me time and again through my fears real or imagined that he will walk me through the valley of the shadows... Where fear is most prevalent.

This Road/Ginny Owens

That was This Road/ by Ginny Owens... And this road in this case is the Road To Redemption with Bryan Duncan. Dear God, I don't like facing my fears but there is no way to grow in my confidence in you, unless I allow you to walk me through them. Show me the way through the dark... Light the path of intimidation so that I can at least see your courage for me. And let me stand beside you in every fearful detail... And I will know the joy of overcoming because of your redemption in my life... amen





Well it's time to look at some of my fears ... And in what better place than... Life out of Step... I've been fearing this one for some time... But here goes... I'm pretty much afraid of everything....I'm afraid of death... Or like Woody Allen said once... It's not that I'm afraid of Death... It's just that I don't want to be there when it happens...whatever...

I'm afraid of death...especially by drowning or suffocation or something really long and drawn out and then I'm afraid that my life won't have mattered. I'm afraid to be loved, afraid to let go. Afraid to share my thoughts with unsafe people. I'm afraid I can't love those who are closest to me. Afraid of what I might do, afraid of what I've done. Afraid that God doesn't love me, afraid he's not there. I'm afraid to confront those who make me angry, afraid I don't have a right. Afraid to tell my story or believe that it is mine. I'm afraid my life is over though it's never quite begun. I'm afraid that there's no hope for me, afraid I'm killing time. I'm afraid I'm more self centered than anybody else. Afraid I'm just worthless. Afraid to know the truth. Afraid that God won't hear me even if he's there. Afraid of what might happen and the stuff that surely will...I'm afraid to ask for help or be seen as needy or desperate even though I surely am... And then afraid to be rejected or seen as really dumb... I'm afraid of stupid stuff that I won't even share, and trusting broken folks, the ones who are most honest... I'm afraid of shaky ladders and hanging from strong but skinny ropes, I'm afraid of expectations, afraid to trust my self Afraid to hear a grievance from someone facing me, Afraid of falling and never getting up........ Well you get the idea...the list of fears gets long when our trust isn't in our supreme redeemer, and a power greater than ourselves! When I can state the very thing that causes my fear my prayers are strengthened and I can see exactly where God places his strength in my life...His strength is made perfect in my weakness... That would include the fear that jump starts my desire to seek pain relief.

So I tell God the exact nature of my shortcomings...and as I focus on his strength I am given courage in small doses... To take another step into the future...leaning only on him... Cause I'm too close to turn back now....

Too Close/the Williams Brothers

That's the Williams Brothers with Stevie Wonder.

It is my experience that fear never goes completely away...some fear is sometimes warranted... Like a safety barrier... But What I'm talking about here, has to do with projecting your own predictions of disaster... Worry and anxiety based on your own vivid imagination. You should know that fear is coming, it's as regular as rain... But keep in mind... that there is shelter...

Gimme Shelter/ Ashley Cleveland