Darkness, heights, snakes, clowns, enclosed spaces, spiders, and even running out of ice cream. All of us are afraid of something! What frightens you may not frighten me and what frightens me may not frighten you. However, we are all afraid of something. At the time of writing this article the world is starting to show fear about the spread of the Corona virus. Surely, this is something we should be informed about, but we cannot let it incapacitate us to the place that we hide away in fear. It can be a great motivator. Fear can get you to do positive things you wouldn’t normally do, but fear also gets us to do negative things we wouldn’t normally do. Fear is said to be the most powerful emotion known to humankind, even more powerful than love. Our very survival depends on it, as fear is triggered in the most primitive part of our brain responsible for alerting & protecting us from danger. It helps to keep us safe and it helps to keep us alive.
Fear is a powerful motivator, but the devil uses it as a negative one. The devil loves to motivate by fear. His whole tactic and technique relies on fear. Satan gets you and I to fear in so many ways:
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Every time you feel fear in your life, it's a manifestation of the kingdom of darkness. It's the spirit Satan uses to try to rule people and keep them from coming under the leadership of Jesus Christ. The Lord prefers to motivate someone by eliminating doubt because God knows doubt destroys motivation. We cannot be incapacitated by fear. We cannot let hell get the upper hand by fear. We cannot be controlled through fear. It is not in God’s repertoire to motivate you with fear. God doesn’t even want you to serve Him out of fear. Everything God does is to eliminate fear, doubt and confusion in our lives. God’s not interested in showing you how things could go in the worst sense, but He wants you to see how things are going to go in the best sense. God only wants to bless you and uplift you. That’s what God has for you, the best.
Some don’t know how to feel about God wanting the best for them:
The Lord wants to break that chain of fear in your life. The Lord wants you to be free from the spirit of fear and His desire is to get you out of that fearful and unbelieving hole you’ve been in too long. It’s time to evict fear from your life before it destroys you.
1 John 4: 18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment."
Jesus has always loved you. Jesus loves you right now. Jesus will always love you. Don’t try to understand God’s love with a fleshly understanding. God’s love is perfect, full, and unconditional. We’ve probably never experienced that kind of love in any other place. Perfect love casteth out fear. God’s love is perfect and His love can cast out that fear. Fear exists in darkness and shadows, but when the love of God is shed abroad in our lives, it drives fear away. Let the light of God’s love into your life today.
It’s time to trade your fear for peace, in Jesus Christ.