Finding Faith in Fear
Finding faith in fear is challenging in the best of times. Fear is rarely experienced in the best of times so finding faith in the midst of fear is a miracle of God. Faith is defined as a mysterious place where we find courage to believe in what we cannot see and in so doing can let go of our uncertainty. Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” The role of a leader is to step into the unknown time and time again. with trust and faith. Fear can not exist with faith. The two contradict each other. Your are either afraid and living in fear and the unknown or you are at peace and living in faith in the unknown trusting God with the outcome.
So what can you do?
- Listen to yourself. What is happening inside? Listen to your thoughts and feelings and compare them to the facts (real not imagined).
- Investigate. If you are feeling a lot of fear, investigate the cause of it…facts, please. Describe the fear in detail including characteristics and qualities. Don’t avoid it or stay in denial about it.
- Make a choice. With the facts at hand and having evaluated your thoughts and feelings, choose faith or fear as your attitude.
What the Bible Says…
When we are gripped with unbelief and become believers, we still have fears that we need to deal with that were part of our character prior to being saved. These fears may have been with us for years, even since childhood. Faith is not something that we produce ourselves but is a gift from God. It is described as a “fruit” or characteristic which is produced in our lives by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible also reminds us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. By hearing God’s Word frequently, it becomes part of us, our inner soul and spirit.
Remember that when you are faced with a choice between fear and faith, faith is the better choice every time. Choose faith.
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