CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR
You can choose faith or fear. Don’t give in to fear. Just don’t do it! Fear is spreading and it is spreading throughout this country and world.
When you give in to fear, you do nothing to help yourself and you do many things that can harm yourself and harm your future. I believe that pressure doesn’t make the person it reveals the person. How you respond to these challenging times is huge for you. You control your response to what is happening.
What I can tell you is that God has always provided and He always will. To those who claim to be followers of Christ, this is your finest hour to show what you say you believe. If we are people of Faith, then it is now time to exercise that faith. Are you going to stand strong or are you going to give in to anxiety and fear? In the Bible, from the beginning of it to the end you read verses like this: “Don’t be fearful.” “Don’t be afraid.” “Don’t be anxious.” “Be bold.” “Be courageous.”
The Bible challenges you because God knows human beings are prone to be afraid. You are not living in some small little scarce world of resources. God has all that you need. If you look at your life from a scarcity mentality you are going directly opposite of all that the Bible teaches of what a follower of Christ looks like.
We are people who give, we are people who share, we are people who believe that God provides. Where God guides God provides. I have seen it over and over again in my own life and in many people’s lives. You have to have an abundance mentality in which you believe God has plenty for everyone. You don’t have to live your life protecting your little piece fearful that somebody else might take it. Think in terms of how it is that fear breeds a scarcity mentality and how that mentality goes against what God wants for your life. Welcome in what Jesus said about the abundant life that He has for you. Whatever it is you need God can provide it for you and now it is time to test your faith.
If you claim to be a follower of Christ, this is your greatest hour to actually put into practice what you claim to believe.
Will you live by fear or faith?
What is it going to be?
You can make fear-based decisions or you can make faith-based decisions. You will look back on those faith-based decisions and you will see how God provided, and you will be so pleased that you put your trust in God and did not give in to fear. Rick McDaniel is a noted author, international communicator and church leader.