By Karen McCracken
Faith over fear. 3 little words which could have huge repercussions, and words that have been on my mind and heart a lot over the last couple of months. I am at a stage in my life where I am very content with my lot. It would be easy to settle, to become complacent, and yet there is something in my spirit urging me, compelling me to do something; to make a difference. And this is where I keep coming back to these 3 little words. Faith over fear. Or if I am honest more times than I would care to admit, it is fear over faith. There are many things that I do not know or do not understand but I do know this; I don’t want fear to hold me back from walking into all that God has for me. The fear of change, the fear of making a mistake, even the fear of my nice orderly way of life disappearing. These fears can make a very compelling argument as to why my life is perfectly fine the way it is.
However that is when my heart tells me to have faith. To have faith in a God who is bound in covenant with me; who cannot and will not let me go. To have faith in a God who created me to soar, not settle. And to have faith in a God, who Ephesians 2 v10 tells me has, ‘created me in Christ Jesus for good works that He has already created for me to walk in.’ My Abba Father has already things set aside for me to walk into. He has things for me to do! I don’t have to try and be like someone else. He just wants me to be me, the way He created me to be. And the more I think about that verse the more it makes me smile. It makes my spirit light. I don’t have to fear; I just need to have the faith to walk into the things that He has already set aside for me. And if my heavenly Father has set them aside for me, then no matter how scary they seem to me, there is actually no safer place to be. They are waiting for me. So I am going to claim what is mine. From now on, and with His help, it is going to be faith over fear.