In life and in our walk with God we encounter situations and people that make us fearful. We have a choice to either push past the fear or give into fear. Like in 1 Kings chapter 19, the prophet Elijah took a stand against King Ahab, Jezebel(Ahab’s wife) and the prophets of Baal. Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to see whose God would prove himself mighty(Read all about in 1 Kings 18-19) God revealed His power and proved that Baal was a false God. Elijah then slew the prophets of Baal as required by the law. King Ahab reported to Jezebel all that Elijah had done and this infuriated her. Jezebel made a promise to kill the man of God. Word spread (as it often does) and Elijah was made aware of the threat against his life. He then allowed that fear to overtake him. He paid more attention to the situation at hand instead of the God who had proved himself faithful on many occasions.
What are you hiding from? Is it the fear of man and their opinion? Is it the fear of failure? Is it the fear of facing certain things in your life? Fear is crippling and it will hinder the plan that God has for your life. It is imperative that you focus on the solution and not the problem.(I know it can be difficult) Fear had me bound for too long,I was overly concerned with the thoughts and opinions of others.I have realized that not everyone will agree with you or support you but that’s ok,love them anyway. I made a decision to push past the fear and move into my purpose. I stand on this scripture “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7) Do I still get afraid? Heck yeah. But I’m learning it’s not about me, it’s about Christ in me. He is the one empowering me to do whatever it is He has called me too. We have to remind ourselves of Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me” Be encouraged today and make a decision to push past your fear.
Father in the name of Jesus I thank you for life. I realize everything may not be as I would like it be but I am still grateful. I ask you to empower me to walk in the purpose that has been destined for my life. I thank you that you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.I take authority over every plan, plot and scheme of the enemy. I thank you that greater is He that is within me, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4. I choose this day to push past my fear and walk in my purpose. In Jesus name I pray. Amen