There’s two sides to every coin. And yet it’s the same coin.
Whether it’s face up or tails up. The coin doesn’t change.
Fear and faith work in the same way.
Fear is one side of the coin. Faith is the other.
You’re probably asking yourself “What’s Joseph talking about? Fear and faith are similar? He’s lost his mind!”
Hear me out though. They’re really similar. Just different sides of the same coin.
Fear is the feeling something bad will happen. In the future.
Faith is something good will happen. In the future.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Fear is the negative side of faith. For both you’re expecting something, good or bad, to happen in the future.
Fear is tails up. You’re hiding your head as you anticipate:
- Bad news
- Car accidents
Now flip that coin over. You can have faith.
Faith is heads up. Your head is held high. You’re looking for good to come your way. You anticipate:
- Landing the big job
- Dreams coming true
- A happy marriage
The great news is you can flip the fearful side of the coin over and become a person who lives with faith heads up.
With faith you become a happier, more fulfilled person. The world no longer conspires against you. The world begins to conspire WITH you.
You begin to see opportunities for success. Opportunities to bless and be blessed. Opportunities to cherish others.
It’s easy to do but hard to master. If you’ve had fear engrained in your life, it’s a continual battle to overcome fear.
You’ll have to:
- Look for positive events that happen in your life
- Look at obstacles as opportunities
- Look at your current location and see the benefits of living there
Slowly start to change the way you view the events happening in your life. The feeling of fear will begin to slip away. In its place faith will rise up.
Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
Question: How have you flipped fear into faith? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.