What do We Fear?

What do we fear?
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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:6–7.).
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Wouldn’t that be nice? I know I’m not entirely without fear, and I haven’t met anyone who can say they are.
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Paul understood the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He knew his purpose and his purpose was to be faithful to the Lord. He reminded Timothy of this about the time he was “ready to be offered.”
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We are each unique in the sense that we all have different levels of fear. We also fear different things. Some have a fear of death, failure, loneliness, or being mistreated.
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Whatever your fear may be, you’re not alone in it. We also need to remember that fear does not come from God. It comes from the adversary. Fear is motivated by evil and unrighteous influence.
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Our Heavenly Father has given us power! “What power? The power of the gospel, the power of truth, the power of faith, the power of the priesthood.” Gordon B Hinckley.
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The following three paragraphs are words to live by from President Hinckley.
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“We have nothing to fear when we walk by the light of eternal truth. But we had better be discerning. Sophistry has a way of masking itself as truth. Half truths are used to mislead under the representation that they are whole truths.
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Innuendo is often used by enemies of this work as representing truth. Theories and hypotheses are often set forth as if they were confirmed truth.
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Statements taken out of context of time or circumstance or the written word are often given as truth, when as a matter of fact such procedure may be the very essence of falsehood.”
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I promise as you learn to hear Him, you will overcome these fears and your faith will continue to grow stronger than you could imagine.
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Art By Doc Christensen

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