It’s about to get real on a Friday! Today’s reading was one of my favorites in a while. The reason I enjoyed it so much is because I believe that first of all, a majority of the world suffers from it, and second, if we could help them overcome it, their lives would be changed forever. The subject is fear. Napoleon talks about there being 6 basic fears and that every other fear falls underneath one of them. They are:
1. Fear of poverty
2. Fear of criticism
3. Fear of ill health
4. Fear of loss of someone
5. Fear of old age
6. Fear of death
“Fears are nothing more than states of minds.” I remember hearing one time that almost 3 out of every 4 people that are in the hospital for sicknesses, have somehow driven themselves to the point of being sick. It is a very common thing for doctors that are in residency to become ill with the various sicknesses they study. “Man cannot conceive anything without it being a thought first.” Indecision, fear, and doubt will ruin people. And where one is found, the others always follow. So how does one overcome fear? First, you stop going through life thinking that it is not ok to make mistakes. Second, stop thinking that if you are just patient, there will be a perfect time to do something. WRONG! There is never a perfect time, and if you are not making a ton of mistakes in life, you are standing still.
As I have said before, start living your life in faith. Start to believe that you have just as much right to happiness as anyone. Because you do. It’s a fact. Take chances, and stop second guessing. If you have something you want to accomplish or something that you want to become, START DOING IT NOW! Because the longer you wait, the more the fear that will set in. Pray that you will have the strength to fight through the indecision and doubt. Pray that you will be able to stand tall, give it all, and have a ball in the process. Always remember that living in fear or living in faith is a choice. I am not saying it is an easy one. But it is a choice.
Live in faith, baby! It’s God’s way!
Faith for days, Cram