Fear Can Make You Stronger
People handle obstacles differently. Some choose to allow discourse to affect their entire day, lives, etc. while others choose to lean on their faith to get them through the tough times. It doesn’t matter the choice, fear is difficult and the challenges that come forth throughout your life are substantial. I can honestly say that without faith, how could anyone get through all that comes forth?
Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ” Matthew 17:20
There is so much happening around us, political discord, a society that seems to have lost its moral compass, etc. that it’s easy to understand if you begin to get a little overwhelmed. Life is not easy and there will be many disappointments along the way. Do not be afraid, but understand that you are on a journey that God has lain before you. This journey is designed to force you to make choices and decisions utilizing the gifts that God has provided.
How are you going to handle this journey? You can just sit there and let others influence your course, or you can take control and determine your own direction. Fear only slows down those that allow it to take hold. In many cases, fear can serve as a motivator for you to take action to get out of the situation that is causing you to be afraid. There is an old saying that “the greatest fear is the fear of the unknown”. If we use this as an example, the best way to deal with something unknown is to address it and not let it linger.
In the end, fear is just a device to motivate. How it motivates you will determine if it takes a hold of who you are and what you do. Your faith is the perfect antidote to fear. Lean on your faith, place all things in God’s hands and then you do your part, He will fill in the gaps. It’s a core tenant of our faith and one that should serve all who believe as a pillar of strength during any storm.