Fear. Fret. Faith.

Romans 8-28

Do you fear anything? Do you fret about anything? Do you live by faith?

I can honestly answer: no, no and yes.

Can you?

It took me 46 years to really understand what it meant to live life by faith. I’m 47 now. I thought I understood, but I didn’t. That is, living secure in the fact that all things work for my benefit, as long as my priorities are aligned properly, and I place my trust in the right person. Through the good and the bad, I’m consistent and confident because my heart and mind are genuinely transformed and in balance.

All things aren’t good, but all things work for the good. In all things I give thanks, but I am not thankful for all things. It’s subtle, but there’s a difference.

I am not immune from life’s storms. However, I am equipped to withstand them. I am able to remain calm and peaceful even in the middle of a storm. I have self-control even when tempted to do the wrong thing: lie, cheat, take a short cut, etc.

I also experience many of life’s successes, and I am able to humbly accept, enjoy and appreciate them. I understand that I receive these gifts not for my glory. Pride, envy, greed and wrath have been sifted from my character.

I want the same for you.

No fear. No worry.

Only joy, peace and success.

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