These days, and quite possibly for a long time, people are living in fear. That 4-letter word controls so many people on so many levels of life it is just sickening and sad. Without fear we would really be able to live freely but instead people follow the path of fear.
I hear religious people talk about faith but nobody really has any. I'm not talking the BS kind of "faith" about a religion being "right", but rather the true faith. The type of faith that you are a positive person in control of your own life. The type of faith that things will work out for the best in the long run. The type of faith that if you seek to grow you will grow. The type of faith that peacefully leads you closer and closer to truth and prosperity. The type of faith where you can leave everything at any moment.
Yep, we've lost it.
Jobs & Money
How many people live in fear with their job & money? You hear people talk about going to school so they can land a "safe & secure" job, but we all know it's not safe or secure. How many people fear losing their job and fear losing their money? How many people do you know that could really live by faith and leave all their money?
How many people are in fear of the government not holding their hand through life? How many people are in fear of the government collapsing? How many people are fearful of existing without a government?
How many people are in fear of terrorists attacking? How many people will give away all their freedom for the sake of protection from "enemies"?
If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
And yes, obviously he is not talking to everyone and there are exceptions and blah blah blah... just focus on the point.
But people are too fearful and cowardly to even come close to this. How many people do you know that would give up everything they have to help others? How many of your friends would go to poverty and lose their "status" in society all to help others? How many people do you know that are far too fearful to think that they could ever come out ahead by starting back at the bottom? How many religious people do you know that claim to be faithful but lack the faith to actually give it all to those who need it most all while putting their faith in God to act as their guide?
As long as you are left in fear you will easily be consumed by lions. We need to grow up and let it go. Those that fear losing what they have deserve not what they have.
Filed under:Personal Development, Fear