“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Have you ever seen a child who is fearful of the dark? The assumption that a child has is that there is something scary that would charge out of the darkness and hurt him. In Nigerian local parlance, that ‘thing’ is called “Ojuju” (synonymous to a boogeyman). However, once the lights come on, the fear disappears.
This is the case for many people in other areas of life. We allow the fear of the unknown to overwhelm us, and we forget the presence of the Greater One in us, and His promises to us.
Romans 8:15 clearly tells us that we “…have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
From the proof of sonship to every other detail of our lives, God’s word remains the same- ‘Fear Not!’ As Children of the Good Father, we have nothing to fear. We have become the Israel of God and He is on our side; there is no cause to be afraid. (Numbers 23:23-24)
Theologians have discovered that the phrase “Fear not/Be not afraid” appears 365 times in the Bible, which suggests that we have one for every day in a calendar year.
Out of fear, some have lied, cut corners, or delayed acting on God’s instructions, but this should not be you. God’s word on your inside is enough capital. Do not give in to fear. Do what is right, and do it when it needs to be done. Start what needs to be started. Stop what needs to stop. You have the power of God in you. You are never alone.
Dear believer, has God given you a promise? He will fulfil it. (Joshua 21:5)
Has He given an instruction? He will back you up. (Acts 18:9-11)
Has He sent you somewhere, rest assured that He is with you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
He protects. (Psalms 121:3-4)
He provides. (Genesis 50:21, Luke 11:11-13)
He sees the end from the beginning. (Isaiah 46:10)
So, fear not. You have won!
Bible Reading Plan:
John 1:43-51, James 2:14-26, Ecclesiastes 3:16-22, Jeremiah 10-11