I’ve been thinking about fear again.
How is it that we can go from being excited and confident in our God-sized dreams to doing nothing…putting no action into pursuing what God placed in our hearts?
I think it’s fear.
Fear…disguised as being too busy, worn out, and overwhelmed.
Fear…acting as a deterrent, whispering Just forget it.
Fear…saying not now, maybe later…but later keeps getting pushed out even further.
Fear is sneaky because before you know it, it’s right there, getting in the way of what God has planned.
Fear hangs out right next to whatever it is you’re most called to do. That means the closer you get to your calling, the louder fear sounds.
– Holley Gerth, You’re Made for a God-sized Dream
Fear. It comes from the enemy. And the enemy is up to no good.
He will try to set us back, and even work overtime to stop us.
But you know what?
Fear loses its power when we realize who’s behind it.
What if we looked at fear differently?
Instead of letting it paralyze us, what if we use fear to energize us?
Knowing the devil works harder when we grow closer to God is confirmation that we’re doing the right thing. So, instead of backing off when we feel fear creeping in, we need to lean into God even closer and keep moving forward…in His strength.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)