Love versus Fear
My family and I just watched the Frozen movie together for the first time this week. A message seemed to scream from the screen as I watched it. Love versus Fear!
In our crazy world, there is always something to bring fear. It’s easy to give in to it. I mean, like Elsa, we all have someone (or “someones”) to protect. This allows us to easily mask our fear by saying it is love.
I am the first to encourage families to know what is going on in government and make sure their voices are heard on the issues. I even subscribe to several government watch organizations to help me stay aware and awake to the world outside my home.
It is bound to happen though. I will receive an email alert that will call me to drop everything and contact everyone immediately. The call will be urgent and may fill me with fear for the security of my family and my world.
How do I keep the fear from causing me to freeze myself and those around me with fear? Here are a few steps I take:
Read the message when you can think clearly.
Follow the links that describe the actual issue…not the emotional response.
Evaluate the status of the need based on your personal viewpoint, not what someone is telling you to feel or think.
Make contacts using your own words and thoughts. Try not to use someone else’s text or opinions, unless it clearly communicates your own thoughts.
The Bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). This helps us recognize when our hearts and minds are focused on the wrong thing. Fear should not control us or make us take action. Our actions should be based on love and clarity.
As you become a more educated and aware citizen, you will begin to see the weaknesses of our government. You can’t change the world in one day or with one email. It will take us all consistently communicating with our representatives.
Also, don’t discount the power of prayer. Make prayer for your government leaders a part of your life. Remember that God is ultimately in control, and we have nothing to fear.
Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; for consider how great are the things He has done for you. -1 Samuel 12:24 AMP
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? -Psalm 118:6 AMP
There are many different areas of life that can cause us to live in fear: health issues, homeschooling, parenting issues, finances, etc.
Choose to trust and have faith in the power of love. Don’t let fear motivate you.
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