“For God hath not given us the spirit fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
There is something that robs us all of our hopes and dreams. It’s a nasty little four letter word that keeps us trapped and afraid to live the life that we have envisioned for ourselves. The nasty little four letter word that holds us back is FEAR. Don’t get me wrong; fear has its place in our lives because it helps us respond to physical or emotional danger. I’m talking about the kind of fear that creeps in and makes us talk ourselves out of realizing our dreams. It’s an ugly type of fear, the kind of fear that fuels the beliefs that we are not good enough, intelligent enough or deserving enough to live a beautiful life. These beliefs are unfounded and have no merit. Several years ago someone came up with the perfect acronym for fear, False Evidence Appearing Real, very appropriate. I tell you that this is exactly what fear is, it gives you fake, unfounded information and then it makes you believe that it is real. Don’t believe the hype!
We have a weapon that is extremely effective against fear and that weapon is FAITH. Yes, FAITH in God, ourselves, our dreams and our abilities. The bible has many references to mustard seed faith. Have you ever seen a mustard seed, it is so tiny. It actually measures between 1-2mm which is about 0.03937 to 0.07874 inches, wow that’s pretty small. Now if we could have that much faith we could do so much; we could live our lives the way we envision them. We would not have to believe what fear tells us about ourselves. Think about it a life without False Evidence Appearing Real. What a concept, FAITH over FEAR! Choose faithful not fearful life. We need to access our faith and put it into action daily so that we can live the abundant life that God has planned for us. Remember, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV We get up and walk every single day because we believe that we can, we have faith. So use we must use that same faith to live the life that we have envisioned for ourselves. Every day activate faith and live, live, live! Remember to Live, Laugh, Love