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In the early stages of AT Studios, several challenges happened that forced us to grow, get better and stand firm.

One of the worst things I experienced was FEAR.

Fear of the unknown , Fear of the What ifs, Fear of the…. EVERYTHING.

Now you may be reading this and thinking “ oh yes another person telling me to have faith”

Here’s the bottom line. When you are going through the process of fear IT SUCKS!

 Over time I have  began to see fear as this acronym.

Faith
Evidence
And
Reality

Faith

– Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Faith is confidence – I know God can and will do exceedingly and abundantly what I can ask or imagine.
What we hope for- I hope I can keep it together until payroll time. (even counting the minutes).
Faith is the assurance of what I do not see. Lord I do not see the funds. I do not see the money, I do not see the clients. But You do.

By no means am I saying this is easy.

Evidence Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

The Bible says do not be afraid or discouraged. That’s it! That’s what I’m feeling afraid and discouraged when I allow fear to rule over me, He will NOT leave you, nor forsake you.

Reality -Truth is, God has never failed us. Period.

Psalms 136 God’s Love never fails. He has a purpose. He was teaching me to trust him. Open My eyes to see what you are teaching me in this moment. Again disclaimer – praying this in the middle of chaos is not easy.

This is not easy. It is seemingly far easier to give into the FEAR instead of having FAITH that my Father God will provide. I do not know the plan or how the payroll will be met or how this vacation will end up. It may not go according to my plan, but all of it certainly will go according to His plan.

This is my prayer as I went through all this:
I trust you. I trust payroll is met. I trust our plans are your plans. I know you work all things for the good of those who honor you. Help me to put fear aside and honor you through all this. Amen.