“Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord who is great and glorious.”
– Nehemiah 4:14
Fear is a common issue for people today that manifests in a variety of ways ranging from anxiety and panic attacks to Agoraphobia. We are afraid of the unknown and the known. According to statisticbrain.com, 74% of the US population has a fear of public speaking. Yes, I am one of them and yet, nothing terrible has ever happened when I have had to speak publicly. In fact, most of the time, it has been a good experience. What are you afraid of? What is the worst that can actually happen if these things happen? It is unlikely that what you fear is going to pass or if it does that it is as terrible as you think it will be.
I love this reminder. God doesn’t want us to live our lives in fear. He has bigger plans for us. We limit ourselves when we focus on the things that scare us. The devil loves fear. It paralyzes so many of us and keeps us from reaching our true potential. Fear limits. So how do you combat fear? What is the antidote for fear?
“Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” – Mark 5:36
Faith in the Lord is the answer. God tells us how to live. He tells us to believe in Him and to trust Him. He is our answer. When we forget to focus on God and live by faith, the thing we fear the most, grows and overwhelms us. It sucks the joy out of us and keeps us stuck. Being afraid isn’t bad but allowing the fear to control you or become your focus is a problem.
Look at what is standing in your way of accomplishing what you need to do. Come up with ways to address the fear and face it head on. Remember, David defeated Goliath because he knew God was more powerful. No one else believed David would win because all they saw was a young boy and a giant. David saw an all-powerful God and a giant. No matter what fear you’re battling now, God is bigger and can defeat it.
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