Slavery, as a practice, has long been abolished. But we continue to hang on to it in our own lives. Every day that I try to do things in my own strength, is a day lived in the shadow of fear. I’m not in control of the way the world is moving, so I fear. I don’t have complete control over my health, so I fear. I don’t have complete control over what others may think of me, so I fear. Why do we choose to be a slave to fear, when there’s another way?
You see, the opposite of fear is faith. I’m not sure about you, but I can’t see any hope when I look at the world from my own pedestal. From my vantage point everything is hopeless. But when I sit at the foot of the cross, everything changes. I get to see reality from God’s perspective. One that says, “Get out of the boat and trust me!” One that invites me onto the battlefield and tells me to face the giant because I already have the victory.
So, we can do one of two things: Live in fear of our future, or we can hand it all to God. The way I see it, is that I don’t have complete control over my physical health, but I do over my relationship with God. My spiritual health is in my hands. He has done everything for me, now I need to live for Him. I don’t need to worry about the future of the world. God has already won the battle and He will reign for eternity. And I certainly don’t need to worry about what others think about me. I know how God feels about me and that’s more than enough.
When Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den, he succeeded in not fearing the lions. And as a result, the lions feared him because he knew he was not alone. When we face challenges in this life, nothing can cause us to fear if our faith is firmly rooted in God. So, today I declare that fear has no place in my life because my life, is too full of faith.
Have a wonderful day.