Fear always hold back God’s people. Fear hold you back. Fear of failure, what people think of you, and fear of looking foolish. Many people don’t take chances or live by faith out of fear. Fear has stopped people from going back to school, starting that business, or asking out that potential spouse.
The enemy loves to work on us with fear. I have seen some people be so consumed by fear they are paralyzed, and almost lose all desire and motivation to accomplish anything at all. Fear has stopped people from apologizing and asking other’s forgiveness, and they have missed out on relationships that could have been healed. Some of dreams in their hearts, put there by God, but fear prevents many from pursuing their God-given dreams.
Fear stops us from obeying God. We need greater faith in God to extinguish fear. I am so glad that my brothers who told me about Christ did not let fear hold them back. Because of their boldness and faith my life is changed by Christ forever. I am glad Billy Graham did not let fear stop him from the dreams of being a preacher of the Gospel. His ministry has changed the lives of literally millions of people.
Are you falling victim to fear? Let the faith of God rise up in you. Be consumed by boldness and do not fear. Live without regrets, get out of your comfort-zone, and don’t let the lies of fear diminish what God wants to do in your life.
Remember this verse, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1.7)”.
Check out this music video by Zach Williams, “Fear is a Liar”