Abundant life, Encouragement, faith, Leadership, Love and Life of a Testimony

Fear Is Only A Thought

After Earth Fear QuoteWill Smith or maybe the guy who wrote this screenplay but yesterday as my husband preached he played the clip from the movie After Earth. The clip goes as is:

“Fear is not real. It’s a product of thoughts you create. Now do not understand me, danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”

I loved the thought of how just like anger, fear is a choice.  Worry, fear, negative thinking, these are all allowing the mind to focus on what you don’t want, not what you want.  Focusing on the fear will drain your energy and it is counterproductive. That is why fear is so destructive and why despair and hopelessness must be avoided in fear thinking.  My husband also calls this “Stinking Thinking”.

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Watch this clip above from our church service!

We should make up our mind to believe the Word of God when it comes to fear and the promises God holds for us.  His perfect love will cast out all fear.  What should we focus on?  Him and Him alone.  As we do, the fears of life will disappear as we grasp the mighty Hand who has it all under control.  Our faith grows as we walk with Him.  Our trust grows as we depend upon Him and not ourselves.  Miracles happen, flesh dies and success follows as we focus on the living and what we can do for His Kingdom.  Fear comes from depending upon oneself. The battlefield is in the mind.  What we allow in our mind yesterday, creates the reality of today.  When negative or fearful thoughts come, we must put our minds to rest because thoughts or what we perceive to be real may be only an illusion.  Rely only on one thing, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Abundant life, Encouragement, faith, Love and Life of a Testimony

There is NOTHING

romans 8Sometimes when we show our own little pity party and listen to the lies of our enemy “God doesn’t love you  or He wouldn’t have let this happen to you”.  We believe God doesn’t love us.  I mean how could He love us when this or that has happened… we listen to the thoughts, however it is when we stand on the Word that results in overcoming faith and puts out the lies.  God actually let this happen to us to make us strong, to make us depend upon Him, to strengthen our walk with Him to help others.  It is all a part of His plan for our lives.  We don’t base our lives on powerful feelings or emotions in which we feel at any given time but trust God with His Word.

My thoughts are centered around the last part of Romans 8.  If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?  Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all…Who then will condemn us?  Will Christ? No!  He is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us!…  Who can ever keep Christ’s love from us?  When we have troubles or trials, or when people turn against us, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore? No! If we are hungry or broke, in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?  No!  Victory is ours because through Christ who loved us enough to die for us.  Nothing can separate us from the love God has for us!  NOTHING! Death cannot, life cannot, angels can’t and all the power of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away.  Our fears for today, our worries for tomorrow, where we are at the moment, there is nothing that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.

You see God loves!  He loves you, He loves me and nothing…. NOTHING…. will ever be able to separate His love from us.  He is not mad or angry at us, He loves us.  His love goes beyond what we can comprehend.  Regardless of what the enemy throws our way, we must filter it through the Spirit, look to the Word to determine truth and stand through the circumstance regardless of what we are feeling or hearing the enemy say.

When you are feeling down or trying to determine IF God truly loves you… remember His Word… there is NOTHING that can separate you from His love, now that is strong love.  That is the kind of love that cast out all fear.  That is the love that is pure.  That is the love that shows forgiveness.  That is the love we all should show, have and have overflowing in our lives. 🙂