Whether you want to admit it or not, you have been scared out of your wits at some point or another. We all have. Whether it’s snakes, water, planes, needles, bugs, or even coat buttons (yes, this is a legit fear…), fear is something that can really cling to some of us. No matter how hard we try, it can never go away. Before you dismiss this post, telling yourself that there’s nothing that you are afraid of at the moment, please examine yourself with an open mind and I think that you will find more than just self-excuses.
If you are currently bound by the seemingly never-ending grasp of fear itself, you know what it is like to be just plain scared. It seems that no matter where I go, somebody is always scared of something. What’s funny, though, is that the only person making you live in fear is you. This may be shocking for you to comprehend at first, because is it not the devil who entangles you in fear? Although the devil does have some part in it, you really are the only one who can choose to break away. Allow me to explain:
I think we can all agree that fear or the act of being scared originates from Satan, right? This is not, however, an excuse for you to slide a certain fear off to the side, because it is “not your beans.” The problem with this, though, is that you aren’t fighting it. You have to “man-up” and kick him out. Well, how can you do this? Pray constantly. Constantly. God is with you always, so what on earth is there to fear about? I love this passage from 2 Timothy:
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
– 2 Timothy 1:7
You were not meant to live in fear. God has given you a spirit of power. To close, I will leave you with this scripture from Isaiah 41:10. It is quoted frequently, so you might be tempted to just let it run over your head, but let it really sink in.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10