Everyone has their thing. You know that thing that you feel like you’ve conquered, but then still you have to conquer it over and over and over again.
That thing for me is fear.
Even after giving my life to Christ, fear still seems to be a recurrence in my life. For me, speaking in public is something that often scares me – which is pretty ironic considering I have a degree in Communication and took speech classes growing up.
Just like that doesn’t make any sense, neither does fear!
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
1 Timothy 1:7
Over the years, I have come to realize that fear doesn’t magically disappear on its own. Even if God has completely set you free from fear, you will still be confronted with fear in life. It is when you step out in faith in spite of the fears that fear disappears.
The enemy’s scheme with fear is to make us believe that our fears are bigger than our God, but the truth is our faith has to be bigger than our fears. If we truly feared God, we would fear nothing else. When I say fear, I mean a holy awe, respect, and submission God type of fear! Then we would recognize that there is truly nothing to be fearful about.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
So, the next time your fear is bigger than your faith, remember that God is bigger than your fears and that he is walking with you every step of the way.