Moving from fear to faith!
When fear has been a resident inside my soul for so long I have to serve fear eviction papers. It didn’t like getting served… no way!
Fear begins to scream out:
- This is your comfort place look how its kept you!
- I can keep you from hurting!
- This is the best place for you! Whats beyond this for someone like you?
- Your fine like you are!
- And more
The things fear will begin to scream out sound true initially as they are familiar. They are an established fortress of lies I have believed for far too long!
So, what has to happen and has begun to happen to begin to get me to shift from fear to faith?
I have to first know the voice of fear and anything else joined with it like doubt, worry, and anxiety. This way when they rise up within me I can identify the voice and begin to pull on faith and the word to counter attack the contents in my soul.
Am I doing a good job at this fight?
Some days Heck No! I fall right back into the old way.
Other days I have my sword in hand slicing and dicing every fear and anxious voice that comes up within.
I have to be repetitious in the battle. My Pastor she has taught us that:
“Repetition is the mother of success, if you want to succeed you have to keep doing it over and over and over again until it becomes your new normal” ~ Juanita Gibbs
When I fail at the battle I have to dust myself off see if I can locate the weakness and to why this test took me down and exercise ways to not let it get to me so bad in the next test.
Will I ever be free of fear? No!
Fear is an emotion and I have to learn to manage it. That fear management is real just like how anger management is real for some.
I can be very emotionally lead at times if I allow fear and any other emotion have its way. I can also be very logically lead by my own thoughts and analyzations…but that is a whole other subject.
I want to be able to manage the fear level within me to begin to live by faith over the fears. I have to keep the sword of the word of God that is truth to help me get there. Day by day I hope to make strides to keep turning from fear to faith.
~Love Life ~ Live Life ~ 😍