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Fear versus Faith
Understanding what fear is.
Any fear whether it be fear of man and what he thinks about you, or fear of what tomorrow will bring, or fear of making a mistake that will cause others to hurt, or even fear of simply taking a step towards changing your current lifestyle is a fear journey not a faith journey
Recently I made a faith journey but leading up to this journey I had to truly step out and over the fear that was building up within my soul to get to my destination.
All of my life in Christ has been one that has pointed towards walking by faith because in Hebrews 11:6 it says 'Without faith it is impossible to please God' I love to please God, it is one of the most valuable parts of my daily walk with Him. To please Him above all else is a journey in itself and to me it is the one part of this race that I want to complete. It brings with it the greatest reward, on my promotion into His glorious Throne Room I know that this above all else will bring the words that I believe every Believer in Christ wants to hear? 'Well done O good and faithful servant, come enter into thy joy'.
Fear has a habit of turning up just when you are about to walk in faith. It has a habit of grabbing ahold of your emotions and blurring your vision. It has a habit of twisting the Truth into something that says 'It's okay the Lord will understand if you don't do this, afterall who do you think you are to even try?' Fear has a power of death written in it's DNA. Fear is from the pit and does everything possible to ensure you don't end up in the palace where you belong as a child of the most high King. Fear is satan's sharpest and most used weapon within his arsenal. The arsenal that is designed to keep you under his control and his domain. Fear stops faith in it's tracks and binds it's feet so it can't move forward on to the path of Destiny designed by God for you to walk unfettered and free. This is what fear is; anything that stops you from walking His walk and completing HIs race that He ordained from the foundations of the earth for YOU.
Fear will place obstacles in your way. Fear will bring darkness into your day. Fear will bring horror into your dreams. Fear will make something right seem obscene. Fear is based on schemes and deception. Fear will blind up true perception. Stop letting fear take control of you. Start letting faith rise up and push on through.
Understanding what faith is.
Faith is a gift from God. Faith can be as small as a mustard seed. Have you seen how great and majestic the Mustard tree grows? So small that great things are within it's DNA that then, to top it off, reproduces into many more mustard trees until a forest of greatness is formed. Faith can move mountains into the sea. Faith sees that which is not seen by the visible eye. Faith creates. Faith builds and hammers in place foundations and walls fit for a King to live in. Faith inside of you brings the Lord closer to your heart and implants His unconditional love. Without faith it is impossible to please God. This is what I live for, it is why I breathe. To please Him, to love Him, to live His life through me. Faith is so important that often in the Word of God you will find love walking hand in hand with it. Faith's foundation is love.
I do not know about you but I want to walk by faith not by sight.
I do not know about you but I want to please God and not man.
I do not know about you but I want to soar in the Heavens not scramble around in the dark scratching out a meagre existence that is bound up in the bondage of fear of what tomorrow may or may not bring.
Faith is the way to go even when there are delays
Sometimes what you are believing in faith for may get delayed, it may not come for many days, months or even years. Faith begs the question, ' Are you willing to wait until it brings to pass what it was sent for?'
'Are you looking at your physical circumstances and letting fear rule supreme because it hasn't changed in a day?'
I pray that you take your eyes off the circumstances, take your hands off the delays and instead stand back and let faith rise up within you.
I do not know about you but I want a faith journey and any delays or details that makes this more of a journey that is made by Him is far better than one that is made by me.
I am so pleased that we walk by faith and not by sight and that with our Lord watching over us He will always lead us in the paths of righteousness and shalom. (Proverbs 8:20 AMP)
Please pray this prayer to free you from fear to faith:
I now pray for the fear of change to leave you. I now pray that more and more you will crave the full intent of the Father as He takes you forward. When we accept the Person who is leading us, the details and delays no longer matter. So often I hear Jesus tell me what He told his disciples- "It is not for you to know" Acts1:7 Faith is content with mystery. Faith is a gift for you, take ahold of it today and live fear free, In Jesus' Name, Amen
© 2014 J M Smith