Fear Paralyzes

(1Tim. 1:7) says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.

There is a fear of the Lord that is certainly healthy for all Christians to have. But the fear that’s being talked about in this text does not come from God, and anything that God doesn’t give you, you don’t want to receive anyway. Thus, for Paul to say to Timothy “that God hath not given us the spirit of fear” is a sure sign that for the Christian having a spirit of fear is never good. Child of God the thing about fear is that it paralyzes a Christian; meaning that it makes us powerless, even ineffective. It destroys or prevents us from becoming who God said we could be. It keeps us from walking in our divine destiny and fulfilling the true purpose that God has for us. Fear will keep us in poverty when God desires to bring us into prosperity; fear will keep us from applying for that Job we have been wanting because we are listening to the spirit of fear tell us that we can’t do it, or we aren’t qualified for it, or we don’t look good enough.

In other words, fear will tell us anything to keep us from being who God said we could be, when all we really need to know is Lord is it you? Fear keeps us in the place of comfort and safety when God is saying launch out into the deep and try something you always wanted to do but were too afraid to do it. Fear will have you saying to yourself… I should have tried it but it’s too late; I’m too old; I’m married with kids and I will never be able to go back to school and get that degree. Saints of God don’t let the spirit of fear paralyze you to the degree where you are looking back on your life ten years from now wondering… God what if I had stepped out on faith and truly gave that dream in my heart a shot, where would I be?

Pastor Mason

God Bless You

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