Faith and fear cannot exist together. Faith is described in Hebrews 11:1 as being "certain of what we do not see.". It is an absolute belief that God is constantly working behind the scenes in every area of our lives, even when there is no tangible evidence to support that fact.
Live by FAITH, not by FEAR.....
When we learn to live by faith and not let fear rule our lives, we can live a fulfilling, satisfying, peaceful and joyful life in Christ. Fear always begins with a thought. Proverbs 23:7 tells us that "as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he" (NKJV). Where the mind goes, man will follow.
Everyone will and/or have experienced fear in their life. There are big fears we are very aware of and little ones we may not even realize we have. Many of us are allowing our fears to take our voice & strangle us- secretly and slowly. Yet our Father in Heaven paid for us to have an abundant life, free from fear, worry & anxiety. It is very important to understand what fear is & how it works against us because if we do not, it can keep us from becoming what God created us to be, which means we will not fulfill our purpose in life. Always, remember, fear is a tool the devil uses against us to make us miserable & destroy our lives. It begins as a thought & then creates emotions that can rule us. It often becomes a strong, intense feeling that tries to move us to make a foolish action or tries to prevent us from doing something that would be good for us. Because it is such a common way that Satan attacks people's lives. Think of it as the master spirit he uses to manipulate people & keep them out of God's will. Simply put, fear is the opposite of faith. God wants us to walk by faith, & Satan wants us to walk by fear. When we learn to live by faith & not let fear rule our life, we can live a fulfilling, satisfying, peaceful & joyful life in Christ.
The Bible talks about meditating on the Word of God & having our minds renewed so we can know what God's will is. Romans 12:2 (NKJV).: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Meditating means you roll the Scripture over & over in your mind until it becomes part of you. Meditation takes information & turns it into revelation. When you get revelation about something, the truth of it sets you free from the lie that was holding you back from something God had for you.
In Christ Jesus, we can do whatever we need to do in His boldness. Live by FAITH