Fear’s Filter- Day Two


Let’s connect the dots.

Yesterday you answered these questions:

What are my biggest fears?

If you want a little more to chew on, how do these two verses relate to the answer you wrote? 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.  Romans 6:16

Here’s the thing:  fear is based on fantasy.  Fear is the negative mental projection of something that hasn’t happened yet.

 King David poured his heart out to God saying this in Psalm 27:

1The Lord is my light and my salvation—

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life—

of whom shall I be afraid?

But what if you don’t feel like God is your light and salvation?  David’s words imply trust.  What if you don’t feel like you can trust God?  So many of us have times where we feel that way but for some reason we feel unsafe in processing that, or saying it out loud.  Maybe that’s from fear too.

The opposite of fear is trust.  If we fear, it is because we distrust something or someone.  Fear is like the shadow of what trust was meant to be….it’s like trust that died and rotted away….fear is trusting in the bad, the wrong, the evil to prevail.

Fear is a sign that we are trusting the wrong thing.

Let me repeat that.

Fear is a warning… a sign that we might be believing the WRONG THING.

So we are going to do this today…we are going to be, what I call, “naked honest” about this fear.  Naked honest is just a way of saying completely exposed.  Not kind of honest.  Not mostly honest.  Not culturally acceptable honest.  Not just-give-the-right-answer honest.

Naked honest.

Being naked honest is the first step in healing.  In order to see where something really is, sometimes we have to start by seeing where it isn’t.  We have to expose the sources of the fear and what we really believe before it can be healed.


Naked honest.

 And honest is good.  Honest is beautiful.  Want to know why?

Come back tomorrow.

But before that, answer this:

Yesterday I identified my biggest fears.  Knowing what these are, what does my fear indicate that I don’t trust?  What or whom do I trust?

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Scripture taken from http://www.biblehub.com