The Opposite of Fear
What is faith exactly? According to Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for. What is this substance called faith and how do we get it?
Although faith is often considered a religious term thrown around in religious circles, faith is not as esoteric and many people seem to think that it is. In many ways it is as substantial as the wind or your breath and in many ways just as powerful.
Fear paralyzes, but faith empowers. Faith sees the vision of what we have hoped for. It creates the details of our imagination. It fires the motivation and action that follows. It dominates the human willpower and makes things happen.
How do we get faith? The Bible says that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Too often people think this means that we need to read our Bibles, but I don’t think that is what this verse is really saying. I think that what it is actually saying is that the voice of the creator is whispering ideas of great creative service into your mind. Listen to that voice and recognize the spark. Kindle that spark of inspiration with the power of faith and act upon it.
Faith without works is dead. Faith without action is as good as the fear it replaced. It has no value at all. If we want our faith to grow, we must act upon those God-given (some people would term them universe-given) breaths of inspiration. What inspirations have you been given? Fan them today with the power of faith. Fear will flee. The life that was so small in the darkness of fear will ignite into an inferno once a spark of faith has touched it.
About the Author
Cygnet Brown has recently finished her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga Cygnet Brown resides in Springfield, Missouri.
Day 15 Overcoming Fear Challenge ©2014 Donna (Cygnet) Brown