Yes, this is a repost from last year, but I couldn’t help it, it’s a new day and it’s a new blog :)
Losing fear has got to be one of the hardest things. It’s like breaking out of a
very familiar place into unfamiliar territory. You almost question whether it is
right because breaking out of it seems foreign. Sometimes it feels like it
chases you down. God’s word says He has not given us a spirit of fear but one of
love, power and a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). God is love, not fear…so why is fear
the familiar place? We become accustomed to fear because it almost makes more
sense than faith…in fear we can imagine what may happen and “prepare” ourselves
for it…maybe so it hurts less? Faith requires trusting in something you cannot
see and not allowing your imagination to take over (because lets face it most of
the time our imaginations…well imagine the worst).
Fear of the unknown is a
big one, yet our imaginations fill in the blanks and cause more trouble than
trusting in God and His wonderful plans for us (Jer 29:11). We place our trust
in fear because we think whether conscious or not that it will protect us, we
see it, it is familiar…with fear we can imagine the worst…versus with faith we
hope for the best. We must learn to trust in God completely…even though it may
seem so foreign, because He has nothing bad in store. Why is it easier to trust
in fear and let our imaginations take over then just to say, “you know what I
don’t know what will happen, but I know God’s love is bigger than this issue and
God’s love for me ALWAYS comes through.”
99% of the time our fears never
come true, but God’s love ALWAYS comes through. So let’s trust in that, because
after all…perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
Lose the fear and gain
the faith. Remember all you need is the size of a mustard seed.
mountains…fear builds them. So….lose the fear.