Fear is the Enemy of Success!
“But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.” Exodus 14:13
You won’t find it advisable to be anxious during your turbulent time if you never overlook God’s presence and power in your life. Fear fortifies the person’s ability to be quiet and distracted, but faith gives us the ability to focus and think clearly. Fear is a powerful tool for controlling our thoughts and actions. The more we use fear, the stronger it becomes. Fear can be used as a weapon against us or an excuse to avoid doing great things.
Jesus went out to meet the disciplines one day. He took a walk on the sea, and the disciples were in much trouble when they saw it. However, immediately, Jesus perceived that they were troubled. So he had to identify Himself and tell them not to worry. At that same point, Peter also decided to try what Jesus was doing; he was able to walk the same way. But got to a point where fear began to fall on him, and then he started to sink in the sea (But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. Matthew 14:30).
Isaiah 12:2 says, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and song; he also is become my salvation.”
Many people had failed in times past because of fear. Imagine in an interview when fear has overshadowed you. Even when you know what to say or how to respond, fear makes you look like a fool in the presence of your interviewers. Countless men and women have lost amazing offers because they were not bold enough to defend themselves. I prayed at the name of Jesus, every fear of known and unknown robbing you of your blessing be washed away by the blood of Jesus.
Brethren, do not allow fear to rob you of your blessings, develop a strong and mighty heart of faith in Christ Jesus. Then, when we are in Christ, our hearts are filled with courage and confidence. We can overcome any obstacle that comes our way, whether it’s a difficult situation or an overwhelming challenge. Amen. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
1. Thank God for today’s word and for God’s grace in this time and season in your life.
2. I am thankful for the opportunity to live out my faith and love with others.
3. Lord Jesus, give the spirit of boldness to overcome fear and trembling in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.