What is fear?
Like any other negative emotion, fear is something that is not real. F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real… Underlining “FALSE”.
But even though it does not exist, fear can control you, fear can manipulate you, fear can determine your destiny. In fact, the majority of the population lives in fear.
They fear being abandoned, they fear for their security, they fear for their health.
When we let fear have this much control, fear is running our lives
We try to avoid what we are afraid of, so we run from fear, we find it hard to be ourselves, we do not dare to live the life that we want because we are so afraid.
But, when you stop running, facing your fear with faith, fear loses its power over you.
When you have the faith to confront your fears you will see that those things that you are afraid of are not real, and are not likely to happen.
Picture your life 1 year from now talking to a friend about the last 12 months…
Do you want to reflect on a year where you where afraid to do what you really wanted? Where you let fear control all your decisions?
Do you want to reflect on a year that was filled with amazing moments, amazing experiences, filled with love joy and happiness. A year that you walked in faith and accomplished more than you ever dreamed.
“You don’t need to let go of fear to act on the things
that you want. You don’t need to let go of fear
to be you!”
It’s ok to be afraid and still act, it’s ok to be afraid and still be you, it’s ok to be afraid and still love. It’s ok to be afraid.
You don’t need to let go of fear and then act, you can act despite of fear.
Because fear is not real and something that is not real cannot stop you!
Acting despite fear is….. faith. So … Don’t let your life be run by fear. Let it be run by faith.
What are you most afraid of?
Take a good look at it, bring it to your awareness, look at that fear knowing that it is not you, that it’s not real.
Look at that fear knowing that it has no control over you when you walk in faith, knowing that God is by yourside every step of the way.
Pray each morning and throughout the day. Keeping your mind on the goodness of God; He will give you courage and confidence.
FEAR to FAITH
Fear can only run your life if you avoid it. When you face it, it doesn’t matter how big it seems, it will disappear. You will see clearly that “this is not real”, “this is not me”.
You don’t need the fear to be completely gone for you to live, for you to have faith, for you to act on love, for you to do what you want.
Because fear cannot hold you back when God is by your side.
You can feel fear and still act in faith and you can feel fear and still be you.
Don’t let fear run your life, instead, live out of faith and love.
It is always about this same choice, Fear or Love.
Once again, imagine your life this time 10 years from now…
Do you want to live 10 years running away from your fears?
Do you want to live 10 years from a place of faith, being courageous despite of fear, living a life of love, a life of adventure, a life of excitement, a life of passion… your dream life?
Don’t let fear control your life…dare to dream, dare to love, dare to have the faith to be You.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Rev J Martin