“You created the world. It resembles all your thoughts and imaginations. As such, however, when the body and mind expires, so will the illusions. Although, your eternal spirit had no beginning or end, yet you lived in death.”
The Invisible Dragon
Thou Shalt Not Fear
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Proverbs 3:24. A noticeable sign of a fearful spirit we may conclude is restlessness. Why does one wearing the breastplate of God tremble? With God fulfilling all needs, some consistently desire more security.
Christian women face a daunting task, i.e., employment inequalities, parenting in a rapidly changing secular world, husband-less or living with the replication of a Christian man. How does one profess faith but can’t sleep at night? In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Isaiah 54:14
To experience fully the Christian faith, we must change the lens on how you view people. Yes, stop judging the world and its occupants. For instance, do we know individuals who relentlessly comment on circumstances, relationships, and behaviors?
In private or public dialogue, these self-professed saints know what is right: all the time. This vigil however, does not bring calmness to their spirit. On the contrary, the fear of losing control of individuals and situations hinders their faith.
God or Fear? Which will it be…
Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am, Philippians 4;10-11. To live without fear, stop seeing people in a negative light. When you judge others in this manner, you judged yourself in a similar fashion. Consequently, you lose contact with God and you are wilderness bound.
For instance, we all know some individuals who are opinionated on everybody and everything. These fear-based individuals seek control over other’s behaviors. Sadly and unknowable, their desire to control is the premise of their fears. Changing the consciousness is the only control one possess. Peace comes from a changed perspective.
“A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones” Proverbs 14:30. We know truth, yet some allow the carnal mind a place in their Godly awareness, as a result, they spoil the best intentions every time. Alternatively, one must find contentment in their walk with God. In other words, mind your own Godly business.
Finally, discontent is its own punishment some have said. “It is a sin that is its own parent. It arises not from the condition, but from the mind…as we find Paul contented in a prison, so Ahab discontent in a palace.” Matthew Henry
The Dragon smite the pebble appearing as a mountain.