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Fear can cause us to do and think the craziest stuff. It can cause us to doubt God and ourselves, to think the worst instead of the best, to see only the negative instead of what is going on in our lives that is positive, and to be overly hard on ourselves.
Fear can cause us to act and react in ways that cause us to fail or consistently come up short in the things we attempt to do. It is so paralyzing. It creates an atmosphere of failure and makes us believe we are not as good as we really are, which in turn will create moments of frustration not only with ourselves but with others as well. Fear is so destructive that it will ruin good relationships with others for no reason — only what we imagine to be true because we will think so little of ourselves.
Fear will always give you a reason why you can’t, or why you shouldn’t, even try. We need to train our minds to believe that with hard work and being committed to God and His word we can overcome anything — we can succeed — we can win. We need to get so addicted to winning and succeeding that we will overcome our fear (fake evidence appearing real) and go for it.
With God all things are possible. It’s about overcoming the doubt that we have in ourselves and especially in God and His word.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 7:16 AM CDT
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