I’m afraid that after seeking to please God here in this world, He tells me there beyond “depart from me you worker of iniquity”.
I’m afraid that after encouraging others in the way of God, they find a place in Heaven and I’m no where to be found.
I’m afraid that after standing on the biblical truth that righteousness is possible in this present world, I become an heretic and say none can be righteous except God.
I’m afraid that after using my talent for God, I become perverted in years to come instead populating the Kingdom of hell.
I’m afraid that after encouraging people to remain sexually pure I fall into the sin of fornication.
I’m afraid that after knowing fully well there is a perfect will of God in marriage and standing on that, I end up missing it.
My fears stare at me each time and prevent me from doing the needful
I just want to make sure I don’t miss Heaven, so I stop focusing on evangelizing altogether and focus on myself only.
I’m afraid of people lashing at me later in the future when I fall short of my convictions so I just want to be neutral right now.
I’m afraid of saying yes there’s a perfect will and I am fast going with whosoever you end up with, that’s the perfect will.
I wouldn’t know if there is someone in any of the categories. Fear has so much crippled your potentials and all you should do. The fear of what would happen later in the future drives you daily and the fact that some others around you are falling doesn’t even encourage you either.
In as much as this seem saving up future days trying to be careful, it undermines the FAITH resource Christians have been given.
If each of our every day life is lived on faith, we can speak to those fears when they come. The fears are inevitable; yes they can come, but we overcome by our confession of FAITH.
To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our foes, might serve Him fearlessly
In holiness (divine consecration) and righteousness [in accordance with the everlasting principles of right] within His presence all the days of our lives.
POSITIVE CONFESSION WORKS.
I walk in righteousness, I’m placed at the center of His will
I won’t be silenced for I’m a voice not an echo
I won’t fail, because you’re right here with me
I’m preserved as a sharp threshing instrument in this generation
I would serve you all of my days even if those around me are failing
I’m strenghtened on days I’m weak.
A verse which has helped me whenever I just want to bow out is this
Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight]–
Someone needs to start writing those amazing writeups again.
You need to resume to your place of service in church.
Someone is strengthened to declare the words of the Lord fearlessly.
You need to stand on sexual purity just as before.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
May our hearts be strengthened once again.
FAITH OVER FEAR.
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BY Gloria Awolehin
Gloria is a Christian writer and blogger, drama minister and a medical doctor. She believes in practical Christian living and she is deeply interested in the youths and the female gender.