A Question To Begin
I can't tell you how excited I am about this 31 day series. God has been preparing my heart for this series for months, and I'm excited to share what He's teaching me with you.
This is a big series, and it's one that hits places in everyone's hearts. We all have fears. We all have those nagging thoughts that keep us from living a life of freedom. True freedom comes from faith, and not faith in ourselves, but faith in a God bigger than we could ever possibly imagine.
The point of this series is not to encourage you to face your fears by yourself or look within yourself for courage. If Scripture is true, then that's not possible.
It's not possible to live a life without fear if you're looking within yourself for the strength to be fearless.
I'm saying this as someone that spent years trying to pick myself up by my own bootstraps and failed miserably. We are not capable within ourselves to be our own saviors. It's not possible.
But there is Someone that has the capability of taking away our fears - setting us free from them and offering us a life of freedom lived by faith.
But what is faith? What does it mean to live by faith? These are all great questions.
Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
You can have faith that the sun will rise every morning or that the chair you're sitting in will hold your weight. But these things will not last forever, so putting your faith in them ultimately is futile.
A chair will decay or one day collapse. The sun, like all stars, will one day die.
But there is Someone we can put our faith in who will never fail, and we'll encounter this person over the course of the next month.
We all put our faith in something. Who or what do you put your faith in?
This question is essential as we go through this series, because our fears often come as a result of putting our faith in something other than God. We'll get to that as we go through the series.
Take some time today to ponder that question with me.
This post is part of a 31 Day Series called Faith > Fear. You can read other posts in the series here.
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