With the increasing rate of Covid-19′, it is logical to conclude that the end awaits us all. And without a doubt, this can trigger fear which will further cause stress, anxiety, mental torment, accelerated ageing and even premature death because through negative imagination, fear blows things out of proportion. And medical experts know that it is not safe to treat a patient in a state of fear.
Yet, the information provided by the media and the government appears to be inspiring even more fear. If there’s any hope of survival if the worst happens, then it lies in our immune system. But even more frustrating is the fact that fear is also an immune killing virus.
Nonetheless, before you mourn about your hopes being dashed, remember that you still have faith. By faith, we know that we are more than conquerors. By faith, we know that this too shall pass. Unlike fear which says expects the worst and impairs your immunity, faith says expect the best and boosts your immunity. So it’s a battle between fear and faith.
Hence, cling unto faith and be positive. For example, one minute of laughter can boost the immune system for up to 24 hours. That’s why cancer patients are subjected to comedy videos during chemotherapy because medical experts know that by so doing, the body produces endorphins which aids their healing process.
Meanwhile, practice fear distancing by refusing to send or read any message that will inspire fear and immerse yourself in the ones that will fortify your faith.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t accept reality. By all means, do. But know that while danger is real, fear is a choice. It may seem impossible to not be fearful at this time but with determination, it is possible. As a matter of fact, the only thing to fear is fear itself.
Remember, if you don’t program your mind for faith, you will be programmed for fear