Over the last year I’ve been examining myself and how my decisions and actions are play out. How many things do I do out of fear? Fear of rejection or worse, retaliation. We are Saved, we’re not supposed to have fear.
The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. – Proverbs 29:25
So, whenever I reach a point of contention or decision, if I feel inclined to irrational fear, I decide to move forward in the direction of what causes the fear. (This is not to say that the gut feeling of personal harm should be ignored – but instead should be listened to.)
And then I rest on this Scripure:
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. – John 8:31-32
The Word, our Creator and Savior, has set us free. Our false fears are vanquished.
Free from the captive nature of sin. Free from death’s sting. Free from the fear of mankind and what they might do to me. Free to be the man God made me to be.