Fear vs. faith? Which will win? The one you choose to feed the most. I spent a lot of time letting fear control my life. But what I’ve discovered is that fear and faith are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Fear vs. Faith- What Do You Feed?
When you feed fear by giving in to it, it will grow. However, as you feed faith, it also will grow. Whichever one you feed the most, is the one that will grow the most.
As faith increases, fear will decrease and vice versa.
When I was a teenager and went for my driver’s license, I was terrified to take the driver’s test. I wasn’t afraid because I didn’t know how to drive, but because I was being judged. Because fear and my nerves got the better of me, I ended up having to take the test three times before I passed the exam.
The Problem With Fear
When we let fear control us, it can have long-lasting results.
- It can keep us from making sound decisions
- It can keep us from seeing opportunities
- Prevent us from seeing God’s blessings
- Lead to bad decisons
- It can lead to health problems
Moreover, there are many other problems with giving in to fear. These are only a few of the consequences
The Solution of Faith
However, when you feed faith, you can move mountains.
God says in his Word,
“For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. And nothing will be impossible for you.”Matthew 17:20
God honors faith. You will be surprised at what God can do in your life with just a small amount of faith.
So, when those negative thoughts and fear start to rise up, tap into your faith. Ask yourself:
“What if I can do that?”
“What if I can succeed?”
How would your life look different if you took that step of faith?
Fear vs. faith? I know for me, I choose to feed my faith. It isn’t always easy. However, when I feed faith, hope begins to arise in my heart at the possibilities.
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