Which Will You Choose—Love or Fear?

mother-kissing-her-babyYour every thought, word and deed spring from either love or fear. The nature of your choice determines the quality of your life.

Love is the voice of your conscience, the whisper of the divine. Fear expresses itself as anger, intimidation, insecurity, self-loathing, or any other emotion or behavior not grounded in love.

When you choose love, you are coming from your heart and declaring that you trust God to handle the consequences. When you choose fear, you are coming from your head and announcing that you can manage the situation better than God can.

Choose love, and you are being proactive. You are making things happen, living a life of choice, and getting better. Choose fear, and you are being reactive. You are letting things happen, living a life of chance, and getting bitter.

Choose love, and your words and actions help heal the world. Choose fear, and your own world becomes a less hospitable place to live.

Choose fear, and peace remains a stranger. Choose love, and peace gathers you tenderly in its arms.


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4 Responses to “Which Will You Choose—Love or Fear?”

  1. backto1 Says:

    This is absolutely beautiful to read. I just joined WordPress and was looking under the tag “spiritual” when I came accross your blog.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you for your kind comment. If all of us continue to add loving thoughts to the world, We’ll get to where we want to go sooner rather than later!

  3. Jackie Rose Says:

    There were so many different parts of this post that touched me.

    It seems uncanny, yet somehow unsurprising, that I had a conversation with my pastor today about fear and love. I was a victim of sexual assault in 2004, and spent many years letting fear control my life. I’ve since learned that I can not live in reaction to someone else’s evil deeds. God does not want me to be angry and miserable, but to love myself and others.

    In March I was traveling in Argentina, when I fell off a roof and had to be flown back to the United States for treatment of a number of injuries. The temptation to be fearful in this process of recovery, or simply angry at my loss of independence is certainly trying. I have to take care of myself though so, as you said, I remain capable of loving others.

    I love to volunteer. I have held dying babies in Ghana, helped birth babies in Indonesia, tutored kids in New York, grocery shopped for the elderly in my neighborhood…on and on. I can’t get enough! It took me a little while to learn that volunteering has nothing to do with recognition, but you are right, it does lead to peace. When I do something nice for someone, I feel like I am living my purpose in life.

    Living a life of love is liberating. Thank you for reminding me of that!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    What a gift you are to the world, Jackie! My heart sank when I read of your assault and injuries, but I was buoyed again when I read of your determination to transcend your fears and troubles through giving love to others. You may not realize it, but you are a teacher. Others have much to learn from you, and through the words you’ve written above, you will doubtlessly touch many lives and leave them better for it. God bless you and the work you do in the world.

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