Faith Vs. Fear

When he brings all his sheep out, he goes ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.   But they will never follow a stranger. They will run away from him because they don’t know his voice.” John 10:4-5 (New Century Version, NCV)

Each and every day we are faced with the choice of which voice we will listen to: the voice of faith, or the voice of fear.

  • Fear says, “What are you going to do?”

    • Faith says, “I trust God.”

  • Fear says, “You’ll always be this way.”

    • Faith says, “God is changing me.”

  • Fear says, “Your needs will not be met.”

    • Faith says, “My God meets all my needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.

  • Fear says, “No one likes you.”

    • Faith says, “I have favor with God and man.”

  • Fear says, “You’re all alone.”

    • Faith says, “God is always with me.”

  • Fear says, “God will never use you.”

    • Faith says, “I’m a vessel that God works through.”

  • Fear says, “You cannot learn.”

    • Faith says, “I have the mind of Christ.”

  • Fear says, “You can’t do that.”

    • Faith says, “I can do all things through Christ.”

  • Fear says, “You’ll run out.”

    • Faith says, “God is more than enough.”

  • Fear says, “You’ll never have that.”

    • Faith says, “Ask and you shall receive.”

  • Fear says, “What is wrong with you?!?”

    • Faith says, “Here’s what’s right with you…”

  • Fear says, “It’s too late.”

    • Faith says, “It’s never too late with God.”

  • Fear says, “You totally messed that up.”

    • Faith says, “Try again.”

  • Fear says, “It’s impossible.”

    • Faith says, “With God all things are possible.”

  • Fear says, “There’s no way.”

    • Faith says, “God will make a way.”

I could continue this list on and on, but you get the idea. Victory or defeat is decided by the thoughts we decide to entertain. Faith or fear; Jesus or the devil- which voice will you follow?

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