FAITH and FEAR
Fear and faith are two words that do not exist together. Faith drives away fear, so also, when there is fear then faith is far away. Though I still don’t know if there is a point of equilibrium where fear and faith exist together but I’m pretty sure the existence of one tries to stop the existence of the other.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN FEAR AND FAITH
1. What you are afraid of and what you believe are both not yet the reality:
The things you are afraid of have not come to pass yet. So also the things you believe. For example, you want to invest in a business, if you are afraid of the fact that you might be catfish, or you might make a loss, all those are still just imaginations and they only exist in your mind. So also if you have faith that the investment will yield profit, or you believe that your business associates are not scammers, it also only exists in your mind. Even the Christian bible defines faith as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
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2. Both have the ability to bring to reality what it entails:
Fear and faith both have the ability to come to pass, but that depends on who wins. Most times fear usually wins because we usually make the mistake of thinking of the worst that can happen not knowing that our mind has chosen the path of fear. Job said in the Christian bible that what he feared the most has happened to him.
Here is the trick, when you are afraid of something, it kind of influences your efficiency which will affect your result. That is why people who lack self-confidence always have results that always tend to further reduce their confidence until they finally meet a psychologist who now imbibes faith in them to drive away fear. So also is faith. What you believe is what works for you. The only issue with faith is that without work, it will not come to pass. But in a case where you have worked already and expecting a result. then all you need is faith.
Know that when faith wins you win.
3. They both have the ability to grow:
Fear and faith have the ability to grow if you feed them. If you feed your fear it grows and conquers you. But when you feed your faith it grows and makes you a conqueror. If you watch the movie “Home Alone” the little boy was always afraid of the basement. Anytime he goes there he usually sees something (to him a ghost or something) moving towards him and he usually ran away. So, he tries to always avoid the basement. But when he was home alone and he had to use the basement, as usual, he saw something moving, and when he told it “Shut up” and guess what? It stopped. At that point, he has stopped the fear feeding on him.
Even if you don’t know how to grow your faith, that’s no problem, but don’t feed your fears. Because it feeds on you.
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