“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4)
Fear often comes because something is unknown and since it is unknown, we don’t know if we are prepared. We don’t know how we will handle it. Fear can rob us of our ability to function. It can keep you in your bed or in your home. Fear can keep you from stepping out in faith to serve God. Fear can steal your relationships and your opportunities. It can rob you of your sleep at night.
Here’s what I want you to know… Fear is a liar.
National Parks often post signs saying, “Don’t fead the bears.” What you feed becomes common place. My challenge to you today from the Word of God is to not fead the fears. Everyday you and I get a choice…will I feed fear or will I feed faith?
You get to choose which stronghold will control your life: fear or God.
“The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)
Freedom from fear requires a daily focus on the Lord. This is what brings freedom from fear. We have a tendency to fixate on the worst case possibility.
Fear cannot live unless you feed it. Let’s decide to starve our fears and feed our faith.
Quote: What you fear the most reveals where you trust God the least. Ouch!
Today’s Challenge: I want you to ask yourself the questions…where is fear controlling me? What areas of my life am I giving in to fear? How has fear robbed me from the life God has for me? Pray and say, "God I invite you into my struggle. You know my fears. You know my worries and my anxieties. Today I give them to you and I declare you are greater."
- Be honest...what fears are you struggling with right now?
- Where in your your life has fear held you back?
- What steps can you take with God's help to overcome your fear?
Recommended Resource: Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado
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