Faith Over Fear

On a recent vacation to Kenya we visited animal orphanages and safaris. Among the many animals I saw – the gazelles held my interest for a moment in time. The gazelles are graceful and swift and when they leap into the air with all four feet, it makes it very difficult for their hunters to capture them.

We were told that the gazelles know that they must outrun the fastest lion, or they will be eaten. There’s a proverb ‘Every morning in Africa, a GAZELLE wakes up it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a LION wakes up it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.’

Just as the gazelle and the lion we must wake up every morning knowing that we must run and not give up because we will either be eaten, or we will starve. No matter how much life hurts we must be ready to run against the odds. Hold your head up and keep running.

It was fascinating to watch all the animals (big and small) living on acres and acres of open land with each animal knowing fully well that at any time of the day they can be anyone’s meal if they don’t run fast. Life has no place or space for excuses.

We must be ready to give each day our very best and finish the day with limited regrets. As we grow older, we learn to follow our heart knowing fully well that life is too short to be unhappy.  

Some days will be good while other days you may suffer defeat but overall learn from your mistakes and never underestimate the power of rising again. No matter what happens in your life do not change your position of who you are in Christ. You will be able to face anything now and in the future.

The moment your position as a Child of God changes, that is the moment you are in serious trouble. The Bible says, God is your safe-haven and your strength and a very present help in times of trouble. The LORD promises to keep you safe from all kinds of evil.

We are His personal concern. It doesn’t matter who is on your side or who isn’t, your heart should not fear if you have not changed your position in Christ.

Your current situation is not your final destination. Every morning wake up knowing that you that you have a new opportunity to win. Your story is not over even if you are exhausted from the fights. I found the best way to fight is learning to count your blessings, it keeps your mind free from evil.

Someone said, ‘Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in and not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.’ It’s unbelievable how quickly you regain composure when you realize that everyone is fighting their own battle, and no one knows how it will end.

The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14

God is within her she will not fail. Psalms 46:5

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