I recently came across a powerful quote from John Bevere's book, "Awe of God": "What you fear is what you serve."
This simple yet profound statement really hit me in the face and made me think about how fear can hold us back from fully embracing our God-given purpose.
Repeat it to yourself, “What I fear, is what I serve.”
To illustrate this idea, let me share a brief story.
A young man was offered an incredible opportunity to lead a project that had the potential to change lives.
He had the skills, knowledge, and experience to excel in this role. However, he was paralyzed by the fear of failure and the potential judgment of others.
Instead of taking on the challenge, he allowed his fear to dictate his decisions and missed out on an opportunity to make a significant impact.
His fear became his master, and it held him captive.
The Bible is clear about the dangers of allowing fear to control us:
Proverbs 29:25 (NIV): "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe."
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV): "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
These scriptures reveal that when we serve fear, we're trapped in a snare, and we're not living in the freedom and power that God has for us.
Take some time to reflect on these thought-provoking questions:
In what areas of your life are you allowing fear to dictate your decisions?
How can you shift your focus from serving fear to trusting in God and embracing His power, love, and sound mind?
What steps can you take to break free from the grip of fear and live in the awe of God?
Remember, you have a choice.
You can either serve fear, or you can trust in God and walk in His strength and freedom.
“You must choose, but choose wisely.”
Rooting for you. Praying with you.
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