Faith vs Fear

March 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm (Remodeling the Mind, WSGD Newes)

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Fear – is the most ravenous thing on earth. It can consume and keep on consuming without pause. It never gets lazy, disinterested, confused, filled, satisfied, sleepy, sick, injured, or forgetful. It can only be duped or tricked into believing it’s won – but then stunned to find it’s obsession completely stolen out from underneath it. It is the craftiest and ugliest of cancers. It is patient – it has plenty of flexiblilty. It doesn’t age. It has and will take all the time in the world to achieve it’s goals. It doesn’t give up or give in. It just keeps re-routing and trying again. It seems to know of back doors and hidden passage ways to every soul on earth. Its area of expertise is that ability to always have an answer or the “upper-hand”, of coming across-ed like it knows everything and can accomplish anything. It’s focus is utterly and completely limited to things that are seen, touched, and one dimensional. It’s mission is to keep stacking anything and everything onto and building up that wall of unsurmountable, unattainable, and unbelievable. That’s it! It’s job is to build walls, confine, sedate, lure, intimidate, weaken, tire, confuse, and delay. If you shove fear, it will answer with a sure and certain PUSH back. It almost has the same feel as the theory of relativity, except that it has no TRUTH to it. The blood that pumps through it’s heart is made in the molecular of lies. If you have a moment of clarity, it immediately donates its blood in confusion and doubt. For inspiration it will inundate the mind with futility and stab at the heart with overwhelming detail of the mundane duties yet to do, and meaningless things in life. It is the king of distraction, the executive producer of illusion. It is happiest when it convinces one just to survive. It uses the method of comparison to steal away any effort made in individual beauty. After all, there’s always someone more…beautiful, talented, marketable, gifted, graceful, elegant, well spoken, stronger, determined, wealthier, connected, favored, and the list goes on and on!! It has no problem pointing out inspiring things – even beauty – in others, but stops at nothing to irraticate the slightest inkling in the psyche of it’s mission. Fear HATES you! It is bilingual, multicultural, and even knows the language of babies. It is a relentless finger pointer, at you and everyone you know, see, hear, and come into contact with.

There is only one thing that frightens fear – FAITH! Fear is blind and incapacitated in the arena of belief in something (Someone) unseen, unrealized, and based in hope and trust in the God who made Faith way before fear came to be. Fear doesn’t know everything. It has never even come close to seeing Elohim! It’s never touched even the hem of His garment, much less known the mind of Him who created every good and perfect thing. It knows nothing about love. Has no concept of hope and can not perceive a thing about faith! Faith is that trust we cling to in a Savior who conquered on a cross, in that place within us that He lives and speaks, guides and comforts, and pulls our gaze to Himself as our only hope. Someone once said, “The only thing to fear – is fear itself.” I say why encourage or allow fear at all?? I say fear is just a reminder to push forward, that there’s more to do, learn, create, and imagine. It’s a humble reminder that we serve a God who knows everything, and can be trusted with our own hearts, lives and dreams. Fear is just a red-flag that alerts us to run back to Abba and listen to Him as He drowns out the voice of fear! It’s the stop sign at an intersection, look both ways, yield the right of way and keep going! (the right of way…belongs to God) We are not meant to stay there – we will die if we do.

Faith, fears antidote, is as free and accessabile as air. It’s the essence of seeing the finish line, knowing the fight will be fierce to get there, and the dues that are paid are NOTHING compared to the gifts that rain down once the line has been crossed. The only guarantee fear offers is more fear, stompted out dreams, and apathy and disillusion of TRUTH. Faith GUARANTEES reward, more than we imagined, different often, than we picture, but always exactly what we need. Sometimes the finish line points to another one. There’s always more…dreams reproduce! Faith’s visions, clear the fog of the mind and usher in worlds and colors hinted at yet not completely discovered. They lay down in the quiet sigh of invitation. There’s MORE!!

Fear is the neon sign that Faith is the only option.

(the Complete Jewish Bible, uses the word Trust where the word Faith is used in most other translations)


Ephesians 3: 20 – Now to Him who by His power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, to Him be glory in the Messianic Community(Church) and in the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) from generation to generation forever Amen!

2 Corinthians 5:7 – for we live by trust, not by what we see.

Hebrews 11:1 – Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.

Hebrews 10:23 – Let us continue holding fast to the hope we acknowledge, without wavering; for the One who made the promise is trustworthy.

Ephesians 6: 10-18, 23 – Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with His mighty strength! Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary. For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing. Therefore, stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom (peace). Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the Evil One. And take the helmet of deliverance; along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God; as you pray at all times, with all kinds of prayers and requests, in the Spirit, vigilantly and persistently, for all God’s people.  Shalom to the brothers (and sisters). may God the Father and the Lord Yeshua(Jesus) the Messiah give you love and trust.

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4 Comments

  1. Toni Sprandel said,

    AMEN! This is a wonderful post, thank you!!

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    • buttrflygrl14 said,

      Thank you so much for all your encouragement dear Sister Toni 🙂
      The last few weeks have been like a lightening strike…bright, blinding, deafening and left completely aware that God is “on the move”, and I am grateful He is in control!! I’m pooped! 🙂
      Hug dear friend…shalom in Yeshua the Messiah…

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  2. idrwhat said,

    See, there’s feet here too. I love this, God uses you mightily in my life these days. Where I can’t hear His voice, He sends His sparrow to call me to attention.
    Thank you, Lisa, I needed the lesson on fear.

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