Am I living a fear-based life or a faith-based life?

Written By: Scott Reall

Am I living a fear-based life or a faith-based life?

It appears to me that almost all fears that creep into my life come from a place of distrust. Where my faith is short and my vision of God is blurred, I fall into patterns of anxiousness and dysfunction.

In essence the world has crowded God out of my life and fear has taken root.

All through Jesus’ life he encourages us to not fear, but to have courage and to have faith. Am I living a fear-based life or a faith-based life? This has been a place of great inconsistency with me, thus the sporadic patterns of sometimes peace and other times of bitter isolation and angst. I believe the answer is in the transformation of my heart. Peace comes from entrusting God with all my life—not just “spiritual” places, but deep into the recesses of my human heart.

If I will go there with Him and surrender all at that level, I will find no regrets or real fears; no more shame no more doubt. I will be left with “the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding[1]“. This is where I want to live the remaining days of my life.

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[1] Philippians 4:7 – NKJV