I was in a workshop over the weekend, listening to a motivational speaker who said it is fear that keeps people from being their potential. It was a secular organization, so I know he couldn’t mention God. He danced around the fact that we need God to find strength and purpose outside of ourselves. As I wrote notes on his lecture, it hit me what fear really is –
Forgetting the Eternal Almighty Reigns.
When I remember God is in control and has my best interests at heart, that He truly has plans for me to prosper in all aspects of my walk with Him, fear dissipates. Jesus said not to be anxious but to trust in Him and the Father. Paul reiterated that and told the Philippians they could find the strength to do all things in Christ.
But if I let the “what if’s” crowded the edges of my thoughts, they will slowly seep into my day. Fear replaces faith. Yes, I know God exists, and loves me, but what if. . .
If we can truly wrap our heads around the concept that all we can see is the NOW, but our LORD sees past, future and present as one, then we will bow our wills to Him. But way too often, the NOW looms up and blocks our path- it is all we can see. Our fight or flight instinct kicks in and we either plant our feet or quiver in our shoes instead of bending our knees. Fear, forgetting that God Reigns in all things, clouds our Faith vision.
Perhaps FAITH is – Facing Always Instead the Throne of Heaven.