Sometimes it is good to be afraid because fear is a great teacher. What is not good and is always counter-productive is living in fear and allowing it to dictate our choices. If we allow fear to dominate and dictate our lives we are effectively allowing fear to define who we are. To live fearlessly, means to stand up to fear, to take its measure, refusing to let it shape and define our life, just like Caleb, who showed no fear in taking possession of God’s land; Numbers 13:30 ‘Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it’
Are we being obedient to God’s word or are we allowing fear to compromise God’s plan and purpose for our lives? Matthew: 25:24-25 ‘Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. Master, he said, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you. His master replied, You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest’.
Those who know Jesus Christ need not fear. If we are allowing fear into our lives then there is an answer;
Psalm: 34:4 ‘I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears’. Praise God.
Romans 8:15 ‘The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father’. Amen.
Revelation 1:17 ‘When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last’. Amen.
We need to trust God and take risks in faith and ask God what is His will and plan for our lives. We can be sure of this; Matthew 28:20 ‘For I am with you always even to the end of the age’. Today God wants to break the fear that may have been holding you back for years. He wants you to be free and to not walk in fear anymore. He wants you to trust Him in His words, His love and grace. The solution to overcoming your fears is freely available today. Read God’s words, practice being in His presence, pray to Him and get to know God better.
Jesus lives in those who know Him and the words to the well-known song below really emphasise how we can deal with fear in our lives. Praise God.
‘Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all FEAR is gone
And now I know I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives’
Author: Herbert Jean
May God bless and enrich your life
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