For years I believed that fear was the voice of God.
Here’s how I’ve finally learned to tell them apart:
Fear says, “This is what could happen.”
God says, “I will make a way.”
Fear asks, “What would other people think?”
God asks, “What does your heart say?”
Fear says, “When in doubt, don’t.”
God says, “When in doubt, decide.”
Fear says if I mess up, I’m finished.
God says if I mess up, I’m forgiven.
Fear makes me feel lonely.
God makes me feel loved.
Fear will deny me my dreams.
God will grant me the desires of my heart.