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Norman Vincent Peale: Overcome Fear with Faith

Discover how to “fill your mind with God” and stop negative thoughts in this excerpt from Positive Living Day by Day.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind….  1 Corinthians 14:15

We are either destroyed or made whole by the kind of thoughts we think. You can cancel out a fearful thought or an apprehensive thought with a faith thought.

Don’t be afraid–just believe. If you have been victimized by the fear of some sinister thing that might happen down the road, just believe and healing will start. If you believe strongly enough, you can drive any apprehensive fear out of your mind.

So the number one antidote for fear is to fill your mind full of God. This may seem to you to be a strange expression. How can you get your mind full of God? Well, you read about God, you think about God, you talk to God, you try to serve God, you try to live God’s way.

After a while your mind gets full of God. And when your mind is full of God, it cannot have anything negative in it. It can’t have prejudice; it can’t have hate; it can’t have resentment; it can’t have impurities of any kind. It is holy, wholesome and good.

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