Fear vs. Faith


It is said that F-E-A-R- means “false evidence appearing real.” The enemy makes what is false look real. We need to remember where fear comes from~the devil. Faith comes from God. Whatever good things God tries to give us, the enemy tries to ruin it with some kind of poison.

For every poison he tries to bring into our lives, God has the antidote. Faith is the antidote for the poison of fear. We don’t have to stay stuck surrounded by fear. We can break free, release our faith and walk in victory.

Fear always makes everything seem worse than it really is and sometimes causes us to do unreasonable, even ridiculous things.

What are some of your biggest fears? Is fear preventing you from doing things? Is it stealing your confidence? Does it make you feel insecure? Do you have a fear of what people think, what they say or their disapproval of what you do?

We need to remember that before we react in situations that fear will push us to a level of emotion where we will do things that make no sense. Our human nature tends to react in fear because we think the situation is so much bigger than it really is. Fear appears huge and overshadowing, but shine the light of faith on it and it diminishes.

The minute fear comes into our lives all we have to do is release our faith. When we do, the feeling of fear doesn’t always go away but our faith will keep us going, even if we have to do what we do afraid. God wants us to keep going forward and do what we believe He wants us to do. He doesn’t want us to back off because we feel fear.

There is no way to count all the people who lose their God~ordained destiny because when they try to step out in faith, fear comes to them, asking all the “what ifs.” There are probably relatively few people who actually end up boldly doing everything God has planned for them to do in life because of fear. They consider fear instead of the evidence of God’s Word about overcoming fear.

Everything that God has for us is better and more powerful than anything the enemy has to offer. No matter how powerful and overwhelming fear feels to us, we must remember that faith is greater! Each of us is given a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). That means that God will give us the amount of faith we need to do what He has called us to do in life. The evidence is clear.

God has already deposited into your spirit all you need to handle whatever life throws your way~His Spirit.

God sees us through the eyes of love. He sees what we can be…what He has invested in us~not what we see or what others see. It takes faith to move forward and overcome the situations of life. You have to release faith in order for it to work. You may ask, how do I release my faith?

We release faith through our words, actions, and through prayer. God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) and will give each of us the faith we need for every part of our journey in life. It’s up to us to act.

You can’t sit around thinking fearful thoughts and walk in faith. What we think and meditate on is very important. (1John 4:4) says, “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” But, how many people really believe it?

It doesn’t mean that we won’t feel fear, but it does mean that appearance isn’t everythin. It doesn’t matter what the enemy wants us to see or how things might look. Our faith overcomes through the One who lives in us! (1 John 5:4) says, “This is the victory that has overcome the world~our faith. It’s so simple. What do you need so you can overcome the things that come against you? Simple, childlike faith! That means simply believing God more than you believe anything else. It maens believing His promises…what you know in your heart…more than how you feel, what you think, what your friends or others say, what circumstances look like, or what the enemy tells you.

Stand in faith and think about what God’s Word says about you and your situation, fear has to back off. It’s a done deal. Victory is yours!

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