Fear and faith have something in common. They both ask us to believe something is going to happen that we cannot see. Fear says, “That pain in your side is the same thing your grandmother died from. It’s going to be the end of you.” Faith says, “That pain is not permanent. It’s only temporary.” Fear says, “Business is slow. You’re going to go under.” Faith says, “God is supplying all of my needs.” Fear says, “You’ve been through so much. You’re never going to really be happy again.” Faith says, “My best days are still ahead.”
Here’s the key: whatever you meditate on is what’s going to take root. In other words, what you think about, you bring about. If you dwell on fear all day – you let it play over again and again in your mind – then you give it the right to become reality. You give it control over you.
For the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.– Job 3:25
Guard your mind! You absolutely can control what you feed it. Watching the news, spending a lot of time on social media, spending time with negative or judgmental people – there is a lot of fear there!
Instead, fill your mind with positivity. Read something inspiring. Watch things on TV that are creative, happy, and hope-filled. Write in a Gratitude Journal about all of the things in your life you are thankful for. Choose social media that is inspiring and positive, not judgmental or hateful, or fear-mongering. Learn something new. Spend time with positive-thinking people. Volunteer.
Because, the thing is, fear is just using your faith in the wrong direction. Your faith will work in the negative just as well as it will in the positive.
If you are living in fear, you cannot be experiencing the true flow of Spiritual power. You are either in fear, or you are in faith. You can’t be both at the same time. Ask yourself multiple times a day, “Am I in fear right now? Or, am I in faith?” If your answer is fear, then stop and deal with that fear. Remind yourself of the energy it creates. Do the Morter March while thinking, “I have faith all is well and I am at peace.” As you begin to feel at peace and confident, then you will find fear no longer controls you.
Where there is peace and harmony, there is no fear.
– Dr. M. T. Morter, Jr.