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Moving from Fear to Faith — Making Peace with God

Posted by Second Chance to Live on October 16, 2014

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Yesterday I published an article, Moving From Fear to Faith — Solutions. In the article I shared what I discovered that helps me to move from fear to faith. In my experience, what I share in this article is a gentler way. You see, for many years I viewed this process as an all or none, black and white affair. Either I had faith or I didn’t have faith. My all or none, black and white mindset had fear attached to the outcome. What I mean by having fear attached to the outcome is that if I wavered in faith, I did not trust God and could not please God. God would as a result abandon me, as did other people in my life who I did not please. The result would be that I would experience feelings of abandonment and alienation.

Through my recovery process I discovered that I transferred the feeling of abandonment and alienation — that I experienced when I did not please people — onto my relationship with the God of my understanding. As I had done many times in my relationships with people who I could not please, I found myself alienated from God or striving to keep Him from going away. As with my efforts to people please and approval seek with the people who I sought to keep from going away, I often felt alienated and isolated from a loving God who longed to be “there” for me. Through my recovery process, I discovered what kept me feeling abandoned and alienated from God. Through my recovery process, I discovered what interfered with my ability to draw near to God in my time of need.

In July 2007, I wrote a 3 part article series to share what I discovered through my recovery process that helped and continues to help me to move from fear to faith. What I share in this series helped me to repair my misconceptions and misunderstanding surrounding my relationship with the God of my understanding. I would like to share this 3 part article series with you. I have also created a 4 part video presentation of the article series. I will include links to both the 3 part article series and the 4 part video series below. I divided the series into 3 parts and 4 parts because of the length of the article. I did so to make reading / listening / watching  the article series more manageable. Please let me know if the information in the article series helps you to move from fear to faith.

The good news is that a loving God is an ever present help for us in time of need. The good news is that we do not have to be limited by a black and white / all or none thinking. The good news is that we no longer have to be bullied by fear.

Click on each Part of the article series and they will open for you on Second Chance to Live.

Making Peace with God — Part 1

Making Peace with God –Part 2

Making Peace with God–Part 3

Click on each Part of the video presentation and they will open for you on You Tube.

Making Peace with God Video Presentation Part 1

Making Peace with God Video Presentation Part 2

Making Peace with God Video Presentation Part 3

Making Peace with God Video Presentation Part 4

As you listen to, watch or read my articles and questions come to mind, please send those questions to mind. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you. To do so, please use the below contact form. I will respond to your comments and questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Craig

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