Day 17 – Soul Detox
Fear is having faith, but it’s placing your faith in the wrong things. Fear is placing your faith in the “what ifs”. So much of our fears are focused on things that may or may not happen. There is no reason to fear things that might not even happen. Even people in the Bible struggled in fearing their own “what ifs”. You will read today about Moses’ “what if” fear and how God gave him strength to overcome his fear.
What are some of the “what ifs” that fuel your fears?
Isn’t that startling? Fear is faith – misplaced faith. (perhaps a question to ponder is in whom is our faith placed when we fear?) When we fear a thing we are believing it will happen, even though it has not. Christian Faith is believing GOD. Believing HE will do what HE says HE will do. Hmmm.
What are my what ifs?
What if it doesn’t work?
What if he/she will not listen?
What if he/she is hurt?
There are other variations but when boiled down they are all akin? What if this does not end up the way I want it?
And the answer? FAITH – TRUST. Trust the GOD who loves me and loves them even more than I do.
Faith overcomes Fear. Take a look at Moses (Moshe). He RECOILED at the snake but yet he obeyed and picked it up by the tail even as he was told. Faith gave COURAGE to overcome the fear. And from personal experience, the fear did not go away BEFORE the action. There’s a lesson here. Many lessons here.
2 Adonai answered him, “What is that in your hand?” and he said, “A staff.”
3 He said, “Throw it on the ground!” and he threw it on the ground. It turned into a snake, and Moshe recoiled from it.
4 Then Adonai said to Moshe, “Put your hand out and take it by the tail.” He reached out with his hand and took hold of it, and it became a staff in his hand.
A Courageous Wednesday to us all,
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