My idea to set aside August for a concentrated practice of trusting God, came from a desire to be rid of fearing the unknown, a desire employ the power of focus to grow in trust instead of fear. Really, who wants to focus on the things we fear? Who wants to continually look at the object of our fear? Why to we do that? I need the rock for my eye to rest.
I have to admit...I LOVE dandelions. They are startlingly yellow, attracting my attention right away. (Before Jim mowed the extensive lawn, I rescued about 50 of them, stuffed their stems into a glass of water on the kitchen table, planning to feed them to my hens as treats.) Dandelions have a revered place. But in the lawn, they are weeds, and if they are not removed, they will take over. How like my fears they are: Useful in their place...but if allowed to take over -- well, they would take over!