er time I have watched the fear of man run rampid. Everyone has somehow grabbed a false security and ran with it.
And one day I was talking with a friend of mine and she said something very key, not knowing what it was that she really said. We were talking about the covid situation and she said that it seemed as people were following the trends. But the word that stuck out to me was “follow”. And as I began to ponder on the word, the Holy Spirit said, “My people are following like sheep without a voice. But my children know my voice.” And I began to contemplate that statement and it’s profoundness. People are following only what they can see. They are focusing on the visible. For instance, one sees the driven fear and emulates it thus fueling one’s basic understanding.
In the Bible God said 365 times do not fear, which tells me that he knew something that we didn’t. He knew that fear was choice driven. There is a quote by Will Smith that I love in the movie, After Earth. He and his son were stranded on a foreign planet and the son had to do something that was unfamiliar to him. Honestly, he was scared. Fearful, in fact. So he encouraged his son by stating the obvious. He said,
“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not exist at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.”
And that is exactly where we stand. Fear is not real. The danger that we face is, but our decisions will determine our successes.
The danger in front of you is real. The fact that it is real is there. However, how you deal with it determines everything.
We can face our fear head on or we can cower in fear. It’s our choice. Peter feared the storm but trusted in God the Father. The man walked on water. But the moment he took his eyes off of the Father he began to fear something that he couldn’t see. Understand the danger of the storm was real, but what he feared was the wind, something that he couldn’t see. And because of the choice he made, he began to drown. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo were thrust into a fire. And yes that danger was real, but they kept there eyes on the promise of the father and you see how that turned out. The bible states that they came out not even smelling like smoke.
See either way, they made a choice. A choice in what they trusted and believed. And in turn their faith carried them through the storm. And so I say trust and believe that the Lord will carry you through. Our choices are the sum total of our every decision.