“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
We all have come face to face with fear in our lives. For some of us it is a daily struggle, and sometimes we may feel powerless to overcome it.
Yet, two things are very clear about fear.
- It is not from God.
As it says in the 2 Timothy 1:7, “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control”(ESV). So if we are feeling fear we know that it is not coming from God but from our adversary who “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, ESV).
- God can take away our fears.
In Psalms 34:4 we read how the Psalmist “sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears”(ESV). Because God is no respecter of persons, we know that if we go to God with our fears He will deliver us as well.
Do not allow the enemy to steal any part of your life in by causing you to fear. Life is to short and you have too much to accomplish to let fear stop you.
Instead run to God and give Him your fear, and He will meet you with His peace.
Then you will be free to accomplish great things for the glory of God.
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