How could such a small word contain so much power? How could such a small word control our every thought, our every move, our every word. How could this word make us feel crippled and paralyzed? How could such a small word be a brick wall in our lives? Although I do not have the answers to those questions, I do have the answer on how to overcome that thing, or things, you are fearing right now as you read this.
Often times we find ourselves facing fear when we are called to do something that we think we are incapable of doing, but that’s the very reason we are called to do it. He calls us to do things we would NEVER see ourselves doing, why? He sees something in us that we don’t see in ourselves. He sees something He can use for His plans and purposes. We see our insecurities, our habits, our fears, and our messiness, but He looks at us and sees a warrior.
Judges 6 : 12
12 – And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
Every time I step onto the field I am faced with fear, the fear of getting hurt, again. I will be the first to say that fighting fear is a constant battle between yourself and the enemy. Every little pinch I feel in my knee triggers my brain to think I am hurt even though I am still running and playing. I tried relying on my strength to defeat this fear but quickly realized I was no match for the battle, but I knew who was.
God is our strength. Even when the mountains crumble and the storm rages, He is our strength. In order to defeat my fear I had to first come face to face with it. I had to look at fear dead in the eye. I had to admit that I was afraid and, at the same time, trust God while I was afraid. But God has already conquered fear. He has already won the battle for me. I just needed to grab His hand and have faith, and that is all you have to do too. Just simply grab His hand and have faith.
Psalm 46 : 1-2
1- “GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
2 – “Therefore will not we fear, thought the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”
In Sadie Robertson’s book “Live Fearless” she says something that spoke to me in such a beautiful way. “Don’t let fear make you say no when God is leading you to say yes.” Don’t allow fear to get in the way of the plans He has for you. Trust in Him knowing that He is your strength and that He has already won the fight for you. Allow fear to be a turning point in your life. Allow it to make you depend on Him, that’s what it did for me and now I am forever thankful for my fears.
I encourage you to write your fears down and as you conquer them look back at them and see just how small those fears actually were compared to the God you serve.