#brokenbutnotafraid 3

Who’s got the power?

The above picture was taken by me on the river bed of Limpopo near Sentinel Farm a few days ago.

There are two apparent things, a mound of elephant dung and a helicopter.

This photo taught me the third lesson in my fear losing series.

1. A helicopter is at the mercy of an elephant as long as the chopper is on the ground. The elephant can actually crush the perspex glass and aluminium frame without breaking a sweat because the chopper is powerless on the ground.

Whoever is on a grounded chopper when an elephant comes ambling has all reasons to fear.

So, on the ground the elephant has no fear of the chopper. He can deposit a mound and release litres of urine under no threat and amble up the river bank. Safe.

2. An elephant is at the mercy of a flying chopper. I have seen helicopters coral and herd off herds of elephants in a wanted direction, seen darts shot from choppers to temporarily put the big beasts to sleep and have seen elephants shot from choppers. As long as the chopper is in the air, the elephant has all reason to worry to an extent of stopping dung depositing and river bed watering to run for cover in the Mopani foliage.

Therewith is my lesson.

The moment I learnt my place I lost fear of the odds against me.

I choose to walk and stay where I am strong and safe, after all, elephants don’t fly but rule the ground and choppers rule the sky.

So, I have the power when I am grounded. I am not afraid. I have lost fear of fear.

#brokenbutnotafraid

#iamphindelasson

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rumbidzai maketo
    Aug 03, 2017 @ 17:01:47

    This is deep mfo

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  2. samu ngcobo
    Aug 03, 2017 @ 19:08:46

    Now that’s powerful….so encouraging.I’m encouraged to be fearless.

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  3. Matyora
    Aug 03, 2017 @ 19:30:22

    Well thought out and the examples given clearly illustrate that we be the best what we undertake to pursue in life. Every time I read your blog I feel inspired.

    Reply

  4. Tee
    Aug 03, 2017 @ 19:48:18

    We fear fear itself. As the Holy book says when fear comes knocking, faith opens the door.

    Reply

  5. Kunei
    Aug 04, 2017 @ 05:21:19

    Amen! If I know my position in Christ, I need not fear. I stand firm, immovable….

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  6. Noma
    Aug 04, 2017 @ 11:29:54

    ‘I choose to walk where I am strong and safe…’ I know only one such place, in Christ the solid rock! Outside the boundaries of His love, I must be afraid.

    Reply

  7. kkingdom
    Aug 04, 2017 @ 17:32:44

    Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
    Ephesians 1:20‭-‬23 KJV
    http://bible.com/1/eph.1.20-23.KJV

    Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
    Ephesians 2:5‭-‬6 KJV
    http://bible.com/1/eph.2.5-6.KJV

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