Everyone has to deal with fear at some point in life and most people on a daily basis.
Fear comes in all shapes and forms. Fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of confined places, the list goes on.
Before you say, l never have to deal with fear, have you considered the more subtle fears?
Fear of making the wrong decision, fear of not letting a 16 year old go out by themselves, fear of not allowing your child to do certain things they enjoy. Most people will not see this as fear, but the root of that way of thinking stems from fear.
In whatever way fear comes, the bible clearly states ‘Fear Not’ in various parts of scripture.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
Fear brings bondage, inability to do the things that need to be done. This is not Gods will for our lives.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
There is no excuse for fear and we need to resist fear. The Lord has not called us to bondage.
So what is the answer? Does this mean l should make careless decisions? No. We need to seek the Lord before making decisions, and we do need to be led by His Spirit. We also need to be wise. The most important thing is that a decision or action is not based on fear.
Next time you are about to make a decision or take an action, ask yourself, is this rooted in fear. If it is, resist it, and as Joyce Meyer says, ‘ do it afraid’. The Lord is with you, remember no need to fear.