This post is partially inspired
by another blogger who is dealing with OCD, amongst other issues. The monster who is causing her OCD and negatively affecting her life and millions of others, is called fear.
What is fear?
It is nothing more than an entity who receives it’s nourishment by us being fearful about anything and everything. It is the enemy of anyone who wants to be free.
Fear negatively affects our health.
We get depressed, we start to look older, our shoulders droop, ailments come out of nowhere, and our soul seems to shrink.
We become anti-social, we lose friends because they don’t want to be around negative energy/us. We become paranoid, thinking that everyone is an enemy, or at the very least, we are extremely suspicious. It eats our minds, and we become cynical. As it says in the book DUNE, “fear is the mind-killer.“
We have to stop being afraid of anything or anyone who tries to: intimidate, coerce, or incite fear. We’ve all been in these types of situations; some of us get so afraid that we can’t even move.
Fear really can kill…
We read a story of a beautiful mexican actress, who was stopped at a red light. A man walked toward the car, and she saw he had a gun. She had a heart attack. This beautiful, successful, and by all accounts, one of the nicest, sweetest people died because of fear.
Fear supposes it has power over us all, and it may seem to… until we challenge it.
How do we defeat fear? Faith in God.
God is LOVE and “Perfect LOVE casts out all fear.”. Having faith in God is having faith in LOVE. If you want to defeat fear, then you have to challenge yourself to be a loving person. You may ask, “How can it be that simple?” And we say, “Why can’t it?”
Look at fear in your mind’s eye, and let it know that it has no power over you anymore. Through the use of the Virtues, we have been given power over fear. Tell it to leave, and it has to leave. It will come back again and again throughout our lives. Each and every time it does, tell it to get lost.
Understand that everything is a test.
Fear, evil, anything negative is to test our love for God. Once you get this truth, life becomes much easier to understand and live. We want her to know, and anyone who reads this post, that you can Challenge Fear, and Emerge Victorious.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “LOVE is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.” So, LOVE your way to freedom, and victory.
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