Fear and DeathSeptember 14, 2010
It is so important not to let the fear we are surrounded by in the media rule our thoughts and emotions. If the enemy can keep us focused on the fear then we are powerless. It is one thing to stay in touch with current events and know what is going on, it is another thing to let what you hear and see rule your life by filling you with fear.
It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of all that is going wrong in our country and around the world. I am learning that if I stop and redirect my focus to God, then things become much clearer. I LOVE the way 1 John 4:18 is read in The Message Bible… “There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.” Other translations say that perfect love casts out ALL fear. If I am filled with God’s perfect love then there is NO room for fear!
I have to make a conscience choice to look at that fear everyday and say “today I will be filled with love and hope!” I grew up very fearful, I worried all the time. I was a sickly child and I believe that it was fear that consumed me and made me sick. To this day, if I worry to much than I end up physically affected by that worry. There is a reason we are encouraged in the Psalms to cast our cares upon the Lord. Fear leads to death…
When we make a choice to spread fear through our words we are in essence speaking death. What we say shapes the next generation. If we base what we tell them in death then we are killing them before they have a chance to step into their destiny. My husband put it so well… “look there are giants in the promise land, whatever shall we do”… Do we cower in fear and allow the media to give the giants power over us or do we see them as God sees them, small and insignificant. When we look at a giant through God’s eyes, like David did, then we will be able to defeat them with a single strike.
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