Archuleta A. Chisolm
Monday Motivation: Faith Over Fear
The scripture Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Many of us have read that scripture a thousand times but how does it show up in our everyday lives?
We all have been given a measure of faith, and make no mistake that we all have a measure of fear. Sometimes that fear takes control and faith finds it near impossible to get through. At some point, each of us has had to fight through fear, anxiety, depression, worry, and doubt. The weight can be heavy and resolve nowhere in sight.
Your faith sometimes depends on what you saw on social media, what you read, who you talked to, what you heard, or what the bank account looks like. These things should not dictate how our faith is going to go.
The key is not just to have faith but have faith IN GOD. Then it doesn’t matter what it looks like, because you are anchored in Him.
And while we are busy trying to figure things out, God’s already worked it out. He waits on us to get in alignment with Him. Truth is, you either trust Him or you don’t. The in-between stage where we are straddling the fence is just self-sabotage.
Faith is what activates God’s power in our lives. Faith is what gets God’s attention. Faith and fear cannot cohabitate the mind. Eventually, one will rule over the other. Everything that the devil is attacking in your life right now – it’s because he wants your faith. If he can get you to believe that your life is not worth the fight, he’s got you right where he wants you.
Every morning, I ask God for wisdom and knowledge because I know that I can’t make it on my own. I may start out with good intentions but I can get knocked off my game just like anyone. When I am faced with difficult decisions and challenges, I have to put my trust in God that He will sort it all out. I admit that it’s hard letting go but in the end God expects nothing less.
Today, I just want to encourage you to give your worries over to God and not pick them back up. Leave them! Kick them in the corner and don’t look back. Instead of worrying and trying to figure it all out, as usual, try activating your faith and refuse to be afraid.
Remember that faith is not the belief that things will work out the way you want them to, but that God will keep us no matter how things turn out.