We are confronted with fear every day. Each passing day we are given a new reason to be afraid: terrorism, breakout of pandemics of unimaginable proportions like Ebola, zika etc, loss of jobs, natural disasters et al.
With all these happenings it appears justifiable to be fearful. In fact we have become a generation, who fears everything,
To make it worse, businesses like Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Dietary & Fitness thrive on the fear of its customers; the fear of their tomorrow, that they will die or be taken ill unprepared, that they will deteriorate in health, become fat and unattractive etc. All these has a subtle way of infusing fear into our subconscious, making us fearful, uncertain and jittery about the future
A deeper analysis of how fear operates will reveal the singular truth that” fear is only a result of man’s disconnection from God.
You are not afraid because of what is happening around you, but because your connection with God is getting weaker by the day, you are losing your fellowship and communion with the Spirit of God. You are losing the ability to hear his voice.
He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” _Genesis 3:10
In this scripture we discover Adam assigning the wrong reasons for him becoming afraid. Adam was naked since creation so how could nakedness all of a sudden become the reason for him being afraid? Think about it.
He was only afraid because his disobedience has caused a separation between God and himself.
To relate it to our lives, you will discover that whatever is putting so much fear in you and denying you of sleep has always existed. In fact there is nothing new under the sun. What has changed is that you are gradually getting disconnected from your source, God.
There a few things you need to know about fear:
FEAR IS NEVER FROM GOD
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Tim 1:7
This scripture is an emphatic disclaimer from God that He is not in the business of fear. Hence any fear is engineered by the devil. Anytime fear creeps through your spine, know that you are giving the devil a footstool to come into your life.
FAITH JUMPS, FEAR HESITATES
Any time you become hesitant it is a sign that you are entertaining the spirit of fear. You have to do what you have to do when you have to. Stop hesitating and take that step of faith today. Fear will manifest as “being reasonable, analytical and being engrossed with “what if” in a very unproductive way. It makes you afraid to make mistakes. What we tend to forget is that mistakes are part of learning in life. Everything you can do today as an adult was as a result of embracing the mistakes and ridicule in your child hood. You walked funny and talked funny as a toddler, falling over several times and becoming a source of entertainment to those surrounding you, but you kept trying till you were able to perfect them. So my question is “What has changed?
FEAR ALSO INDICATES YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE WRONG VOICES
But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” -Proverbs 1:33
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification – 1 Cor 14:10
Everything you listen to will have an effect on you. Remember that the voice of God brings faith and hope, the voice of the devil will bring fear sometimes it is best not to listen to the so called morning shows which have a way of discouraging you with all the stories of corruption, scandals and crime. Look for positive sources, do your quiet time and pray.
Those of you who have a thing for horror movies and crime stories end up encoding fear into their subconscious over a period of time.
Some churches also thrive on putting fear into their members. Avoid such congregations.
I was even startled to discover that being fearful will end you up in hell:
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. – Rev 21:8 KJV
To conclude, fear is not from God. You cannot go far in life if you are fearful. Avoid avenues and materials which feed fear into your soul, and focus on getting your dreams and ambitions as if you have no limitations.
God bless you
From the desk of ROL