Saturday, August 30, 2014

Overcoming Your Fear With Faith!

"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."  
- Proverbs 28:1

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 
- 2 Timothy 1:7

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
- Hebrews 11:6

It is time to overcome our fear with faith!

What are you afraid of? What is holding you back? God has given you a word, a calling, a vision. What is keeping you from it?

Most of the time the thing that holds us back can be brought down to fear. Sometimes it's a general fear like fear of failure, fear of too much work, fear of succeeding, fear of looking bad, or fear of hearing God incorrectly. Other times it's a more specific fear like fear of public speaking, fear of confrontation, fear of flying, or fear of not providing for your family. 

There are so many different types of fears that hold us back but it is almost always fear of some sort. In writing to Timothy Paul equates fear with a spirit. He says that God has not given us a spirit of fear. If this fear has not come from God then there is basically one of two options left. Either it comes directly from the enemy or we have created it ourselves through manipulation from the enemy. This means that fear is an enemy spirit holding you back from what God has for you.

In Proverbs Solomon tells us that the righteous are as bold as a lion, to be bold is not to be completely without fear but to be able to face fear head on with faith that God will deliver you from that fear. Again what is it that is holding you back from the vision God has given you? When I was young God gave me a vision to be a preacher but I was terrified of public speaking. Through facing my fear God was able to deliver me from it and allow me to fulfill my vision of being a preacher. Now I am pursuing a vision of being a great leader but have had to face a fear of confrontation.

It is time for you to face your fear with faith. Ask God what it is you need to do in order to face your fear. Take hold of that vision today!