The acronym for fear is:
F ALSE (vals)
E VIDENCE (‘bewijs’)
A PPEARING (dat net)
R EAL (echt lijkt)
Breakdown of time and energy people spend worrying
and fretting about the various fear scenarios:
Things that will never happen – 40%.
Experiences that might repeat in the future – 30%.
Needless concerns about one’s health – 12%.
Petty and miscellaneous cares – 10%.
Real and legitimate fear – 8%.
Of that 8% ‘real and legitimate fears’:
4% concerns things we cannot influence.
2% can be eliminated by taking positive steps.
2% we should be concerned with taking steps and address in prayer!
Conclusion: the rest (98%) must be dismissed according to the Word of God !