THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR… By Elena Ramirez
There is a difference, I believe, in what kind of fear is healthy, and one that is not healthy. I am older, I am just sharing. I believe this is wisdom. But, I know some people will not accept this, thats o.k. Its not up for debate, or argument. I am just obedient, to God, to bring perspective. And you know what, it helps me, to understand.
But the healthy fear, one can have, and is King James scriptural. Is the fear of God. It is spoken of often in my Bible. I take it to heart. I don’t just reverence God, I FEAR GOD!
LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. ECCLESIASTES 12:13. KJV.
I love my King James bible for bringing perspective.
Anyway, fearing God… Its one of the most healthiest things, I have learned to do. It keeps me out of hot water, it keeps me out of sin, it reminds me who has my soul. Who can change things for me. It reminds me, how fragile really our lives are, and how we so need God. In little things, and big things. The bottom line in fearing God, is knowing, He has power to send my soul to heaven or hell. Thats healthy. To fear almighty, God.
Healthy fear, is just common knowledge, sometimes, not to do something, not to go somewhere, that could be dangerous. But that really does require submission to God.
The unhealthy fear, one can have, really is sneaky, and can come from the enemy himself. If we do not have fear of God, or if we just are not prayerful, or we put our guard down. God tells us, He does not give us a spirit of fear. So then that tells me the enemy sends it.
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. II TIMOTHY 1:7. KJV.
Unhealthy fear….That kind of fear, can come, to paralyze, you. To be afraid, to even live. To fret, to get paranoid. To distrust, even others. But sometimes, that is your gut instinct, from the Holy spirit, so you have to test it. Anyway, an unhealthy fear may cause you to just live in a way, where you are not fulfilled. Where you may get a false sense of reality.
I am not a psychiatrist, but to be honest, the ways of the world, and the ways of God are so much different, in relating to why things happen. I choose to trust the ways of God.
When something happens, to someone you love, and you see how some people are not kind, but manipulative, and they hurt others, or scam others, you do get that guard up. I have had a few of those in my life. Yet, I always choose to go on, and be the best I can be in Christ, and to forgive. And to know the difference.
Recently, this happened to me, because it happened to someone I love….and well it just made me think….
We learn from our experiences. It affects us. And today, it just reminded me, of the difference, between healthy fear, and unhealthy fear. I have stumbled, I have had both fears, unhealthy, and healthy, but what always has healed me, is the fear of God.
He will take care of everything else concerning me. Or you, if we just trust Him, and yes fear Him, as scripture says.
I could write a book on this….. maybe I will. It just depends on what kind of support I get, from God, and others in the interest…..But I hope it helps someone with fear.
Fear my friends, if unhealthy, really is not healthy for your soul. I do know this. Truly the fear of God, changes that.
Blessings, and love,
TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LITTLE THING TO BE STRONG AGAINST THAT BIG THING…..By Elena Ramirez
If we cannot take a stand for God, in just a little thing. Like not seeing a certain movie, or not going to a place that is notorious, for sin, or accepting people, in our lives who are bad influences.
What kind of stand is that? How can we stand against the enemy in a big thing, if we are not strong against him, in a little thing?
Folks, we can miss it. I am sad today for I see, the little foxes steal the vines…..
We are the vine, growing with Christ, but if we do not submit to Him, we can be cut off.
Don’t we see that? Again. How can we stand against the enemy in big things, if we won’t submit to God even in little things?
And take a stand against that little thing? We ALL have to see this…
DO YOU EVER ASK WHY WAS I BORN?
I am older, but you know you can learn and teach this at an early age. I believe we can learn simple truth, even as a child. And if it takes adulthood to learn it, then change to a child.
Sometimes, it takes the trials and errors, the sins, the mistakes, to learn, but, I always say, if I had only known, I would not have done some of the things I have done. I would have avoided, the sins, that took me back.
Last night, I had a dream about something I did as a child. I dreamt about the people involved, and I dreamt about my humbleness to them even now. You see, I hurt someone, I knew as a child.
I took advantage. I am not proud of what I did, and that is between me and God.
And yes, I repented, even then, but it was as if, God showed me, where a gift and calling was taken away from me, because of that. I don’t think I repented, because it was wrong, but because I got caught. Then…. But now, I know.
We reap what we sow. Galatians 6:7 KJV. Look it up there. It made me sad.
It humbled me again, to know, that yes even mistakes as children, when we should know better, can hurt us down the line. But if we know, even as a child to seek God, He will show us truths.
I come to Him NOW as a child. I come to Him humble. I come to seek His wisdom, and guidance, in small things and big things. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to realize who He is, but who we are, and can be.
Being child like, now, can have its benefits, you see, we are called to be like a child. In understanding, and growing, and seeking God, it can take a whole lifetime, to even understand, such things.
But the goal, is to continue to be a child, in His sight. To be someone, who seeks Him, can take a whole life to understand. Innocence, even if taken away, can be restored, as you lay it down at the cross.
But what I have learned, and it just came to me, is that, our lives, however different, are to reflect Christ. To grow, to learn who He is daily. If you have stopped learning, you have stopped growing in Christ.
We don’t know it all, and to be hungry, for righteousness, His righteousness, is a gift. No matter what stage of life you are in. Stop being full.
WOE UNTO YOU THAT ARE FULL! FOR YE SHALL HUNGER, WOE UNTO YOU THAT LAUGH NOW! FOR YE SHALL MOURN AND WEEP. Luke 6:25 KJV.
We can get full, and we can get full of ourselves. Being full can be a sign of spiritual decay. Hunger for that which is beyond our grasp. But that can only be fulfilled in Christ. Hunger for His righteousness. Self does have to die, so one can live in Christ. The old man, the old ways. Ask God to do a work in your soul. Repent, for being full. Repent, for just being lazy, or not even searching.
Friend, all I know, and I wish I could put it in words for you, exactly, but it takes a lifetime, sometimes to find ourselves in Christ. To find out who He is. But along the way, give Him glory, honor and praise. Stir yourself up, in love, for His glory, and so others can see your light that shines.
Don’t give in to the darkness, don’t take the bait, of the enemy. That tells you its too late, or you or a loser, or you will never amount to this or that. Use what God has given you. Repent, repent, repent.
I just know, that is such an important factor. Truly walk in love with others. Be kind, be accountable. Be someone, who reflects Christ, by love. Keep seeking Him, and you will find that path, in your life, as you trust Him.
Why is any of us born? To know Him, to give Him glory. You can bring light, to someone who is in darkness, but you have to shine for Him, and in Him.
Someday, we will stand before Him. The books will be opened, it will reflect what you and I did. This is your chance. In this lifetime, to seek Him, to make it right. You can change the ending.
Like a story, that you think has a definite ending. It can change, by making it right with Jesus. And then just keep growing. In Him. Just get hungry for Him, His presence, His fellowship. His kindness. Then you will know the true reason why you were born.
AND JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM AND SET HIM IN THE MIDST OF THEM, AND SAID, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, EXCEPT YE BE CONVERTED, AND BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN, YE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL HUMBLE HIMSELF AS THIS LITTLE CHILD, THE SAME IS GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. MATTHEW 18:2-4
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez