faith vs. fear

hey hey hey blog buddies!

i hope all is well with ya! throughout many churches there have been many sermons about fear and how it contradicts the faith we possess. we have read and quoted “for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.” (2 timothy 1:7). we know that fear debilitates all that God has destined for us. it is a sure tactic the enemy uses to stifle our purpose.

but recently i have investigated my life and have realized the power of fear and how it can cloak itself. one major example that reoccurs in my life is this whole acceptance thing. there are times i look back and think, “i did THAT to feel accepted or feel appreciated?” this spirit of fear had manifested in my life profoundly to which i felt insecure and not accepted, to where i acted out to be noticed and appreciated. i know, pathetic. it’s this root of fear that causes us to do some pretty stupid things. the Word says it: it’s a spirit sent by the enemy, himself!

so now that i realize the root of the problem, what do i do to fix it? well the opposite of fear is faith. and romans 10:17 says: “so faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the word of God.” the spirit of fear can create a foundation that is shaky, unstable, and one that creates insecurity. this mindset must be demolished by the word of God continuously to create a sound mind. when you create that foundation of a sound mind through the word of God, you operate in boldness, courage, and strength. (1 corinthians 16:13 – “be on guard. stand firm in the faith. be courageous. be strong.”) you must align yourself with the Word and become secure with your identity through Christ.

i know this blog post may be elementary for some. but i had to write it to refresh myself. it is important that we walk in the word of God at all times, never giving an opportunity for satan to strike. “ingest. digest. and invest. the word of God” – bishop paul lanier. i appreciate you reading and allowing me to refresh myself and conquer my fears.

– tony // @AsToldByTony

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