What is Fear?

We are learning about fear. What is fear and where does it come from?

It is a very real emotion aroused by danger or a risk to one’s safety.

Maybe it is a greater concern over what others think, believe, or say about you than anything else.

Fear may make you rearrange your life in order to please or meet the needs of others in order to get affection from another person.

Think right now about what you fear? To list a few things there is the fear of rejection, embarrassment, disappointment, shame, heights, spiders, flying, the list could go on and on.

When we fear man it is a snare as we are to only fear the LORD OUR GOD as HE IS over ALL THINGS. He has all power and authority to crush any of our fears.

He tells us in Deuteronomy 6:14 to NOT take upon the gods of other people around us. What is the world worshipping today? Their FEARS! What about the worshipping your fears? The fear of getting old, not having enough money, driving the right kind of car, taking the right kind of vacations, weighing the right amount, working the right job, being the greatest mom, being the best at …?

Doubts pave the way to worry, worry becomes a fear, and fears give control to our actions. Our thoughts mixed with our emotions become our actions and in turn our reality.

to be continued…

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