Fear is one of the most potent forces on earth and its always a negative force but we have a more powerful force called Faith. Fear keeps you captive and makes you believe you can’t achieve a set target while Faith captivates you and makes you believe with God by your side you can achieve anything. Fear paralyzes while faith energizes. Faith attracts what you want while Fear attracts what you are scared of. Faith is God centered while Fear is self centered. Fear looks at your capability, Faith looks at God’s capacity. Fear looks at your bank account, Faith looks at God’s resources.
The relationship between faith and fear is like a seesaw. When one is up, the other is down. So when we allow fear to rise, our faith will decline. But the opposite is true as well. When we increase our faith, our fear will fall. Faith that conquers fear depends on absolute trust in God. It is the kind of faith that has an open heart to whatever God provides for us.
Faith and fear cannot exist together. Faith is described in Hebrews 11:1 as being “certain of what we do not see.” It is an absolute belief that God is constantly working behind the scenes in every area of our lives, even when there is no tangible evidence to support that fact. On the other hand, fear, simply stated, is unbelief or weak belief. As unbelief gains the upper hand in our thoughts, fear takes hold of our emotions. Our deliverance from fear and worry is based on faith, which is the very opposite of unbelief.
When we walk close with God and trust Him daily, our faith will conquer our fears. When we put our focus on God, fear fades into the background. At the first sign of fear, our plan of action should be seeking God in prayer.
Fear works directly against faith. Fear pulls us away from God.
When you work in faith, you are confident, and even energetic and approach each day with the mentality that God will take care of all your needs. But when you resort back to fear, you work with the mentality that you can do it by yourself or by other men which makes you anxious about the problems you face and worried about what is coming next.
What is the source of fear? It is rooted in the assumption that I must solve all my problems and face all my challenges alone, using my own resources.
What is the source of faith? It is rooted in the knowledge that God is capable of solving all my problems and I face all my challenges with Him by my side, using God’s resources.
When we live by faith, we know that even when the storm is at its worst, we can trust that God is working out His purposes for us.
That fear is a failure of faith.
Fear tells you that you are broke and can’t pay for your school fees while Faith tells you that God will provide your school fees.
Fear tells you that you are sick while Faith tells you that you are healed.
Fear tells you that you are alone while Faith tells you that you are never alone for God is always with you.
Fear tells you that you are jobless while Faith tells you that is working in your favour, that very soon you will be an employer.
Fear is real but more real is Faith.
Fear is strong but Faith is powerful.
Choose 1. FEAR or FAITH? Choose wisely.
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