“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Fear is an emotion that sometimes creeps up on us and other times just shows up and doesn’t leave. We all want to live fearlessly, but it’s not always the easiest task for some of us. In some instances we need fear to stop us from doing something that may harm ourselves. That’s not a bad fear. It’s the fear that holds us captive that hurts us. The fear that keeps you from leaving a job, person, or just bad situation. Or fear that won’t allow you to pursue a new opportunity. God, did not create us to live in fear! He protects and covers us daily so that we have nothing to fear. There are people out here who want to explore the waters of Hawaii, but wont, because they are afraid to fly. There’s others who have a passion in building and designing, but are too afraid to return to school. I could go on and on, but the simple fact is that fear will only hold you back from reaching your full potential!
This week, I challenge each of us to face our fears with prayer. Determine what causes you anxiety, stress, or fear and work on eliminating it. Do allow fear to keep you from the amazing things that your were created to do.
Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real