Encore Post: Faith and its darker cousin fear

More Money Than Month is taking a little vacation for a few days but so as not leave you empty-handed, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from the past couple years.


A few days ago I finished reading The Final Summit by Andy Andrews. Terrific book. It’s a sequal to his earlier book The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success.

I love Andy Andrews and especially The Traveler’s Gift. It is really a life changing book. After finishing The Final Summit, I decided to go back and re-read The Traveler’s Gift again. As I was reading it yesterday I came across this quote:

“All men are driven by faith or fear – one or the other – for both are the same. Faith or fear is the expectation of an event that hasn’t come to pass or the belief in something that cannot be seen or touched. A man of fear lives always on the edge of insanity. A man of faith lives in perpetual reward. “

When things aren’t going well with our job or our finances, fear can be a crippling force in our lives. I talked about fear and how to deal with it quite a bit in a couple posts a few days ago.

I have heard comparisons before between faith and fear so I sort of knew this, but something about the way Andy put it here really struck me rather profoundly. Faith and fear are much more similar than most people ever realize. The only difference really is the focus of our thoughts. When our focus is on our circumstance, we live in fear. When our focus is shifted to our Saviour, perfect love casts out our fear.

What do you think about the relationship of faith and fear? Post a comment and let’s discuss.

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