I was deep in thought thinking about how I was going to make it.
Wondering how the bills would get paid.
Wondering how my life would turn out in the midst of such opposition.
As I thought on those things fear gripped my heart. I was afraid.
But it was at that exact moment that I realized something about fear.
Fear was not going to tell me everything would be okay.
I should expect no encouragement from fear. It is not an option thinker. All it thinks and
sees is negative. It’s not optimistic.
It will never direct me to God in any situation.
It wants me paralyzed.
It wants me to fail.
It doesn’t want me to see God.
It wants me hopeless and discouraged.
Fear chooses to forget God in difficult circumstances.
It can’t love, it can’t trust, it can’t hope.
It focuses on the worst possible outcome in any situation we face when it knows there is a better
outcome in God.
Fear ALWAYS sees the negatives in everything and CHOOSES to ignore the positives.
Or in other words, it chooses to see the dead ends, the failure, the death and refuses to see
light at the end of the tunnel, the hope, the answer!
And that is why we can’t listen to fear. As I let fear grip me, all I thought about
were the negatives.
But the truth of the matter is that there was another option.
There was a better and more positive outcome if I allowed my faith in God to take the lead instead of fear.
Let me rephrase that, there IS a better and more positive outcome…
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear),
but (He has given us a spirit of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind
and discipline and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7
As we walk out our faith in God, fear will always try to get in the way. It will try to disrupt the faith
we have put in God. Let us fight against fear no matter how long it takes.
This battle can’t be won in our own strength. We need God’s help to show us the areas we
have allowed fear to dominate us. We need His help to overcome Fear so we can move forward
in what God has for us.
The Lord is with us in this fight and leading the charge!
Bless you, friends.