What is FEAR?

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I’ve read and heard it said before that F.E.A.R stands for: False Evidence Appearing Real.

I really appreciate the acronym and it sounds catchy, but what does it actually mean?

False Evidence

False evidence is defined as, “evidence that is not real, but that has instead been forged or faked by one party in a suit in order to attempt to win the case.”

In other words, believing the lies of the enemy can be considered false evidence.

Appearing Real

Science supports the fact that our brains cannot distinguish between a real threat and a perceived threat. This means that our body and brain reacts the same whether I am locked in a cage with a  hungry lion or speaking in front of a group of people. Both of these situations activate our “Flight-or-Fight” system, which is the way our body reacts to danger.

So because these scenarios seem so real in our head, how are we every going to be able to separate them out and move past the fear so we can move on? The answer comes from Matthew chapter 14 when Jesus tells Peter to walk on water. continue reading this post over at defying shadows.


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