Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

What do you do when a problem/challenge arises? How has your response been: fight or flight?

The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a physiological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to run away to safety.

Despite believing in God, the people of Israel were carried away by what they saw and fled away with fear by the threats of the giant Goliath.
However, David’s reaction was different proving the quality of his faith in God, he confronted Goliath’s insults by opposing him.

The Bible instructs us to live by faith not by what we see, it may indeed be difficult because our eyes show us something different from what we want to see. But when you choose to live by faith you live based on what the Word of God says and not what you see.

David confidently approached the battle against Goliath because he trusted in God and believed that the One that was with him was greater than the one outside.

“Because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

That’s what David believed and this is the secret to being victorious: having a pact with God, the Only One who can guarantee us victory. With that Giant inside you, there will be no problem on the outside that will frighten you.

If you are facing a problem/challenge in your life that seems much bigger than you, we invite you to attend our Sunday morning meeting of empowerment where you will receive strength and guidance on how to take down your giants.

Source: https://www.stress.org/how-the-fight-or-flight-response-works