Choose Love Rather than Fear

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
 

 

Love or Fear?

Every single day of our life we get to make  a series of choices. We base these choices either on love or fear. Since love and fear cannot be used simultaneously or together at the same time we can choose to operate to operate by only one. In other words, where there is love, fear cease to exist and where ever there is fear, love cease to exist. When we get up in the morning we begin making choices immediately. Those choices that we make will be done in love or fear.

Let me give you a simple example that we all can relate to,”Work”.

Getting up in the morning to go to work is done out of fear or love.Do you love going to work? Or let me say it this way, “Have you seen the big picture that motivates you to do what you do at work? Or do you go because you are afraid of not being able to pay your bills? These are two different reasons to go to work. One is love and the other is fear. If you have found purpose in your job and love what you do then great, continue doing that, but if you only go to work because you need a pay check then you are operating out of fear. You do not have to operate this way any longer if you choose. I believe that there is not one job in the world that you cannot find purpose in, because we are all serving each other in our jobs in some way. If you cannot seem to find purpose or a bigger reason for going to work other than a paycheck then I encourage to begin today, looking for something else that you can be passionate about. Life is too short and precious to spend your time doing what you hate or doing what you fear.This illustration is just one example, BUT we can apply the same principle to everything in life that we do. We do not always have to or need to change what we do, we just have to change the way we look at it. This is called perspective. Perspective is basically the way we look at something, or the attitude we have towards something or someone.

I love this quote

 

Love is God given, Fear is Taught

When we were born into this world we only knew love. It came embedded in each of us by our Heavenly Father. This means that fear did not exist inside of us when we were born, because as I said earlier, the two cannot be in the same place at the same time. So where did fear come from and why do we experience it so much when we get older?

The answer is, we were taught to fear. That is right. We began learning how to fear the first time our parents told us, “NO” in a stern voice or the first time we fell down as a toddler when we were learning to walk, or the first time that we noticed that someone else could do something better than we could or the time that we got our feelings hurt and so on.

The good news is that we can also learn to overcome our fears. And the first step is knowing that fear does not have control of us if we do not let it. We can tell fear NO. We can step outside of our comfort zone and do the things that we were meant to do and made to do. We can live everyday overcoming one fear at a time. Most people do not  do that because that is what we CHOOSE.

It is a choice that we make. Simple as that. Either to let fear control us or to control our fears. When we can begin to understand that it is really that simple, then we can start overcoming our fears one at a time.

I challenge you to identify some things that you fear and start doing those things one at a time. I promise you will be proud of yourself and you will feel alive like never before. Most importantly you will inspire others around you. As you make overcoming fear a daily habit and part of your life you will begin to look for things that you fear, just so you can over come it.

Make overcoming fears an addiction.

Phillipians 4:13, ” I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”

 

God bless and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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