False Evidence Appearing Real

Dear Church,
In one of my recent devotions, the author addressed fear and used the words False Evidence Appearing Real.
There is a debilitating fear that Satan tries to put on us everyday. It is intended to keep us from having the power, love and sound mind that God wants us to have. Sometimes we think of fear as an emotion, but it is actually a spirit. In fact, fear is one of Satan’s favorite tools, and he loves to harass Christians with it! But Jesus tells us that all things are possible to him who believes! And an on-fire, Bible-believing Christian who is fearless is the enemy’s worst fear!
It has been said that fear is the opposite of faith, and that is true. We can’t live in faith and fear at the same time. Fear paralyzes us and keeps us from receiving God’s promises. It keeps us from stepping out and obeying what God has called us to do. This is especially true in the area of being disciples who make disciples. As Pastor Tim has been sharing his Vision to Multiply, it could be very easy to listen to Satan’s tool of fear. Jesus calls us to be disciple makers and I believe each and every one of us is a disciple maker.
Fear must be confronted head-on with the power of faith. We must proclaim the Word of God and command fear to leave. 
So the next time fear knocks on your door, send faith to answer it!