We did some double dating when we were getting to know one another. In fact Danny and I were blessed to have three other couples to hang out with. We played cards, the guys hunted together and we fished and did other things as a group. Although we double dated and had this group of good friends, once we started dating we never dated anyone else. We knew friends who dated others when they were going together. Dating two people at once can be disastrous. Especially if you are trying to build a relationship based on trust. Especially if you are considering that one or the other might be the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
When we’re born again, introduced to Jesus, we accept His invitation to a relationship. This relationship is expected to be exclusive. We may have friends we love and enjoy spending time with but we have only one Savior. Not only do we become exclusive with Christ, we have other things we get to say goodbye to. Because we are in relationship with Him we get to say hello to Faith and goodbye to fear! Fear is no longer allowed. But fear does not want you going with Faith. It wants to remain front and center. It takes a while to get the message. I know. Fear hung onto me far longer than I should have let it. I found out that having fear around squelched faith. They cannot double date. They cannot go together. They can’t mix. Oil and water do a better job of getting together than fear and faith.
Oh beloved, is it time for you to make some decisions in relationships? Have you nursed your fears far too long? Faith is knocking at your heart’s door. Faith will wipe out your fears and build your relationship with the Lord. Faith is the one who will stick with you. Fear is fickle. Don’t let another day go by letting fear hang out in your mind. Release the Truth and let it kick fear to the door. God’s promises are your sure answers to enduring faith. This relationship with Christ must have faith and only faith as the chaperone. Fear can’t stay where faith is abiding. Fear is the representation of everything you don’t have faith to trust God for.
God loves you and He’s for you. So say hello to FAITH and goodbye to FEAR. Embrace the Lord and let faith travel everywhere with you. Fear disguises himself as panic, anxiety, dread, fright, or alarm. Faith represents itself as confidence, trust, reliance and devotion to the One Who has called you to be strong, invincible, victorious, valiant and faithful. You don’t have to give in to fear for Faith will take care of all your needs as you live in the Light of God’s Word.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight. NIV
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. NIV
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation–so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
I John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.