I do not know about you guys, but I have multiple fears. There are a few that are logical and make sense for me to fear, for example, snakes, heights without something to secure me, needles, and objects propelling rapidly towards my face. On the other hand, there are a few that are just quite ridiculous. One of these irrational fears was revealed to all my friends this past Thursday
My homeschool group took a trip to SeaWorld on that fateful day. I have grown up at the beach so marine creatures are nothing new to me, but I adored every moment of the trip. My friends and I all rode the roller coasters and had the best time. I rode every single roller coaster there without any hesitation. I adore flips, turns, and the rush of adrenaline that courses through my veins as I embark on the wild journey. I participated in every ride in the park, but the one situation that terrified the bubbles out of me? An aquarium that you walk over to see the fish.
I am not joking in the least bit. I was so petrified at the thought of stepping onto a glass surface to witness the fish and sharks nonchalantly paddling underneath. Even my mother did not comprehend my horror. She instead continued her attempts to persuade me to venture out onto the glass death trap. I eventually was forced to join everyone out on the aquarium, but was frozen in fear as I noticed that there was a glass aquarium above us as well. It was through assistance of my friend that I was able to remove myself from the despicable perilous circumstance.
It wasn't even the critters that I was nervous about. I just had this insane notion that the structure beneath my feet was going to break!
This isn't even the first time this fear as been introduced in my life. Ever since I was little, I have been frightened by these:
Storm drains. *shudders*
Look at them! What if a semi had parked on it the night before? What if an obese person had been standing on this certain storm drain just before I had to cross over it? An elephant could have been practicing his tap dance routine on it the previous day for all I know! The reasons as to why this storm drain would immediately collapse after I set foot on it are limitless.
This fear does not end at storm drains. If I can see the ground through the structure, I am struck with terror.
This is beautiful. I would cross this bridge any day. The height would not bother me in the least.
Now this? You can see the water through the slats! Just for that reason, the bridge must be instable, in my opinion. That is the kind of bridge that would crumble underneath me if I attempted to venture across into the opposite side of the forest. Even if you put an entire stack of books and a lifetime supply of oreos on the other side of this bridge, I would never ever ever even consider traversing to the further end.
I have been reminded countless times that everything is in God's hands. But, is it that horrible of me to not want to tempt Him by stepping onto the storm drain? I mean, I really do not want to fall into the dark abyss that lies beneath me and be consumed by a sewer alligator.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
He will be with me even across the storm drains? Even across those blasted storm drains. My God is with me wherever I go.
This post did not really have a point. There has only been a few people with whom I have divulged this secret fear with, so consider yourselves fortunate. You can laugh at me all you wish. My own mother was chuckling when I told her that I was scared that the glass of the aquarium was going to break beneath me. I guess the real reason for this post was an attempt to discover if I was the only person who experienced a strange fear.
So, let it out, what's a strange fear of yours? I promise none of us will laugh. :)
Forever and Always a JesusChick ♥