CONGRUENT FIGURES are identical in size and shape; the side lengths and angles are the same. They can be rotated, reflected, or translated, and still be congruent. Likewise, congruence describes the match between an individual’s inner feelings and outer display.
The congruent person is genuine. You can rotate them, put them in different situations and circumstances and their words will always match up with their actions. I don’t see many congruent people anymore. I see a lot of humanity led by their feelings and emotions during this tumultuous season; when just last year they proclaimed something entirely different with their mouths. What happened?
Circumstances reflect character. I heard a friend say, “Covid reveals character”. Or perhaps you could say, “Fearful times reveal character”. There’s a reason time and time again in Scripture the Word proclaims, “do not fear”. Fear is spoken of over 500 times in the KJV. Furthermore, in addition to the “Fear nots”, the Bible teaches us to fear God, which really means reverence God alone and do not fear anyone or anything else.
Every time I feel the spirit of fear rise up to overtake me, I hear Jesus’ words ring in my ear, “O you of little faith”. Will He that made me out of dust not take care of me? He that formed me in my mother’s womb, can He not keep me? Can I add one day to me life when He has my days in His hands? Whom/what/why/how can I fear? Fear reveals a lack of trust in Him. Period. Commune with your heart. What are you so afraid of? “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”” Romans 8:14-15 NKJV#runyourrace
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