The third thing you need to overcome the fear? Don’t fall!!!!!!![featured-image]
I hate scary movies now. They are stupid. Especially the old movies. Tell me why there is always some random person in a chase scene who falls in scary movies? And they fall for like—thirty minutes. Why does it take you so long to fall? Get up! Stop falling so much. There is no excuse that someone like Jason, who walks everywhere he goes, can catch up with you! (Sidenote: Why are we always yelling at the screen telling folks to run when we know they can’t hear us!)
This principle applies in the spirit too. When running this race of faith, you can’t fall. You gotta be ever mindful of your “faith balance”. And don’t think you have it so together that you aren’t susceptible to fall. “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). This is a reminder that you can’t stand on your own accord. In other words, don’t be smelling yourself; it’s only by God’s grace you are what you are. Scripture reads, “give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you will never fall” (2 Peter 1:10).
I’m not saying that thoughts of fear and worry never enter my mind. The mere fact that I’m using this analogy says that I enter that “house” sometimes. But I’ve learned how to navigate and get out. Put these principles into practice. Don’t allow fear to short circuit your faith regarding God’s Word and His promises. I pray that this word has encouraged you and allowed you to realize areas of worry and fear in your life. Recognition allows us to act to correct.
It is my prayer that we all keep our faith in God and not allow fear to take root in our lives.
Question: How is your faith balance?
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