Does Fear Drive Your Decisions?
How did it go with last weeks practice: Breathing in JESUS & Breathing out YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION?! I was pretty blown away with how much that changed my heart and actions this past week.
Ok, this week we are starting a 10ish week series called Awakening:
Remembering Who You Are. An awakening is a new set of eyes. It is the re-considering of how things actually are. It is seeing the same monotonous day through new lenses and experiencing so much more. It is the gift of waking up, both literally and figuratively all day long, with a new and clearer perspective of reality.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to (a)money.
(a) mamon; i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship
A key distinction here is the word mamon which means money, wealth or something personified as an object of worship. Ok, go with me here. No one can serve two masters. The idea of serving is probably better understood as aligning with something or someone. That something or someone is either God or something personified as an object of worship.
Ultimately, we choose to serve or align with other things because we are filled with fear. Think of other masters that you personally align with; money, desire, health, success, looking successful or smart, etc. All of these have a baseline of fear. These are the presenting issues that indicate that there is something deeper going on.
How many of our decisions, interactions and reactions are based on fear, rather than based on Love? Think about it. Usually, without even knowing it or being awakened to it, I live out of fear and scarcity versus out of an understanding that I am loved by GOD and I can live out of His abundance.
Use your new set of eyes this week to figure out how you’re motivated. Is it out of fear or is it out of love? I want to make better, more awakened decisions this week based on Love and Abundance rather than on fear.
Are you motivated out of Fear or Love today? Interactions, decisions, emotions
Call out Fear, Practice Being Loved By God all day long!
Text “10k” to “55678” if you want weekly text reminders to your phone. We’ll be sending out a few encouragements a week to help you practice Jesus all week long!