Most of us don’t want to deal with our fears. As believers we steer away from admitting we are fearful. Some of us believe that if we did admit we are afraid, we may be judged as having “little” faith. But what if we were honest about our struggles? What if the first step to healing was just that? Admitting, confessing, and just being okay with the fact that we all have fears. If we take a look at the Bible, we see numerous men and women who were brave, but at some point also struggled with fears, insecurities, and having “little” faith.
Today, I want to share a simple concept that I hope is the beginning of your healing journey. Knowledge on it’s own is useless, but combined with application it can lead to wisdom. So, let’s jump right in. Oh, and if you see any typos on today’s post, I’m fighting a cold this morning and high on Mucinex. Give this gal some grace.
THE FEAR CYCLE:
1 ~ Experience Confusion: Here’s what you need to know about this first phase. In every day, moment by moment, new experiences are happening. We can choose to see reality clearly or choose to see through the distorted lens of lies (aka FEAR). How you perceive or interpret an experience will determine your view of life. It’s in this moment, you must choose love or fear. Many times, we feel we don’t have a choice, but when we are rooted in God’s Word, the Holy Spirit reminds us of His truth.
2 ~ Fear: This is where we’re already experiencing or seeing our situation through the lens of fear. It’s not too late to step back, but it may take a bit more from us. Still, the Holy Spirit is available and willing to redirect our fear into that place of love.