Fear or Faith: Which One Will Be Your Master?

Jordan Tarver
August 14, 2017

As humans, there are different chain reactions that can trigger different things within our minds. Starting with a stimulus and ending with the release of chemicals, we are able to actually feel all of this. Although we experience multiple feelings, there are not many that can dictate the totality of our life, but a couple.

What are those? Ah, I am glad you asked; fear or faith. These are the two feelings, or external forces, that can actually dictate the way we live our life, subconsciously slowly becoming our master.

What is fear?

When we sense fear, our brains go into a mode of defense and uncertainty. Slowly, fear holds us back more than we could have ever imagined. We lack from moving forward as there is a heavy influence from these external forces.

The more we let these forces enter our mind, fear will appear to be stronger. Growing like a wildfire, this can quickly and easily become toxic.

Fear is a building of external forces that develops a blockade to our progression as a human. Fear is a power so manipulative that those succumbed experience no room for freedom. With many lives dictated by this awfulness, this is an issue we all encounter every day. But let not fear to control your life because you are in the driver seat.

What is faith?

Then we look at faith, a much lighter topic per say. Although faith is sometimes hard to uncover, unlike fear, once it is obtained the benefits are immaculate. Yet, difficult to come by, it is also difficult to hold on to. Easily lost in transitions of life, it must be cultivated by that individual whole heartedly ensuring that it continues.

Faith is something that stimulates our creativity, promotes our growth, and enhances our health. We must have faith to over come what we referred to as fear. In order to live the life we were meant to live, it is imperative when we find faith, wherever that may be, that it is fostered.


It is much easier said than done; I understand that. As we juggle the issues and forces surrounding us every day, we must stand strong while living our lives. Are you going to let fear break you down piece by piece? Or, are you going to cultivate faith, providing a life worth living?

As Tom Hanks once said, "Fear or faith, which one will be your master?"


Jordan Tarver is a lead editor at Forbes, a keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of You Deserve This Sh!t.
He’s transformed over 30,000 lives through his book, amassed more than 200,000 devoted followers, and garnered over 60 million views online. Jordan is on a mission to empower people and organizations to unlock exponential growth and expansive possibilities.

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