Are You Fear and Confusion Proofed?
As we look around us today we often see people in fear and confusion as they watch TV and listen to the fear mongers in the media. But fear and confusion should have no place in the life of the Christian: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7; KJV).
God says that perfect love drives fear from our lives (1 John 4:18). Fear is the opposite of faith; faith believes God, fear believes the reports of the devil.
If our lives are driven by selfishness and evil motives then confusion easily results (James 3:16). However, “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace” (1 Cor 14:33). How do we walk in peace? In Isaiah chapter 26 and verse 3 it is written: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee”.
Let’s commit to walk in love, focus on God’s word and believe it, not the noise in the world around us. Let’s cut through the confusion in our world and be beacons of God’s life, peace and truth. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
True life and freedom are not to be found in rushing after everything the world says is important. God’s greatest desire is to bless us, but his word says: “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (God’s provisions and blessings) shall be added unto you” (Matt 6:33). We need to put God first and do things God’s way. Wow, I don’t know about you, but I needed to hear that.
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