Don’t fear your foes

April 26, 2013 | 7 comments

Are you afraid of anything? Are you afraid of another person, a boss, a family member, a spouse, bills coming in, a disease, or death? If so, it’s time to face that fear and conquer it.
Fear is the most debilitating condition known to mankind. It is mental weakness and can lead to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, poor decision-making and unwise action.
Fear is not to be ignored, glossed over or accepted as a part of life. It is not a part of life. It is an aberration of mortal mind that cries out for a spiritual solution.
And the spiritual solution is to know and understand better the omnipotence and omnipresence of divine Love.
God is all-powerful Love, an ever-present force for good that abundantly gives ideas, inspiration, strength, confidence, courage, wisdom, intelligence  and anything else necessary to stay healthy and well, safe and protected from all the claims of evil.
Be sure to side with God, and not with fear, when addressing a pressing situation in your life.
Foes come in many different forms, but each foe is an extension of an underlying belief that evil has power and form, that it can act and do harm.
Fear is what empowers a foe to continue its aggressive course of action.
To conquer the foe, fear of the foe needs to be addressed up front. Once you lose your fear, you’ll see clearly how to defeat the evil that seems to turn a person or condition into a foe. Once the evil has been effectively addressed and stripped of power, the foe will disappear.
Jesus Christ faced his foes fearlessly and defeated their attempts to defeat him. And he did this by mightily siding with God every step of the way.
Don’t fear your foes. Face them with no fear and watch them go away.

I love this simple sentence written by Mary Baker Eddy, “By looking a tiger fearlessly in the eye, Sir Charles Napier sent it cowering back into the jungle” (Science and Health, p. 378).


I resolve to look every “tiger” in the eye that I face today without fear. How about you?

7 thoughts on “Don’t fear your foes”

  1. Evan – as always your blog today is right on! I have tried to look for the good in every situation, sometimes it isn’t easy, but it is helpful in not even starting a fear.
    For instance – when I looked at this great tiger image, after reading the article I saw that this tiger has great turn out – he would be a good ballerina. Now wouldn’t that light hearted thought just stop fear in its’ tracks. God is so good!

  2. I had a terrible fear of flying. It was just after my 1st Wife died back in 1962, that I decided to visit a cousin of mine in Los Angeles, California. The only way to go was to fly. I lived in New York City. I was a new student of C/S then and I decided to take the plunge buy reading S&H as the Plane flew. It did go threw some turbulents, but S&H kept the fear abay. In fact the next year I flew to visit another cousin in Ohio. I took movies while in the Plane and enjoyed myself.
    Four times in my life, I flew and glad for the experience but I always read from S&H during the flight to fight off the temptation to fear.

  3. I have been struggling with fear, knowing that there should be none but not being able to comprehend how to deal with it. I have now the tools to place fear in the same nonexistence as all other false thoughts.

    Now everything would be a whole lot easier for me if the IRS would just disappear .

    It seems that this past week,
    Spritview and the Daily Lift has been written just for me, then I realize that it is so.

    I am quite grateful that you are in my life as a conduit to God’s intent.

  4. Well, I can say that lately I´ve been “killing” one tiger every day.
    Each day I study Christian Science I get more aware of the silent fears I´m carrying. And when through understanding and prayer a fear is overcome a great sensation of freedom and expansion takes place.
    I see that true spirituality many times requests the warrior in us in order to defeat all the negativities. That´s something I´d been thinking of …

  5. This post has just given me an aha! moment. I just watched “Life of Pi” and at the end I was left thinking “Oh, that’s a shame, the tiger wasnt the least bit attached to him” Now I see, the Tiger represented the evil situation and when he was safe and sound the evil was defeated and left…not even looking back. Thanks for that Evan. And so we cannot look for any good, or emotional attachment from an evil situation but watch it go completely and forever.

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