Living under perpetual fear has become a culture for some people and one begins to wonder why this should be the situation if you know the word of God and trust the capacity of the word of God. According to His word, ‘God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.’ – 2 Timothy 1:7
We must come to terms with the fact that there are two things contesting the space in our hearts and the one that gets in their will determine if we win or lose in life. For the scripture to say that God has not given us the spirit of fear it means that the spirit of fear has dominated the minds of a lot of people and the only way they can be free is to invite the spirit of faith. We were made to understand in Romans 10:17 that faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. The implication is that you only received the spirit of faith when you listen to the word of faith but receive the spirit of fear and you listen to the words that bring fear.
A lot of people are so afraid about everything in life. They are afraid about tomorrow and afraid about their jobs. Even when they have a good job they are just scared something will happen. Some people are so afraid to go to bed because they think they will never wake up again yet they have lived with this fear for more than ten years or even more. If you have lived with a kind of fear for up to ten years and it has never happened I guess you should know by now that it’s not that fear that will kill you! People kill themselves with their dominant thoughts and others say it was fear or it was the situation that killed them! If your dominant thought had been different then your situation would have been different.
From now you should go to bed bearing in mind what the Psalmist said in Psalm 3:5. He said, ‘I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.’ This should tell you that it’s not your worrying about waking up tomorrow that will sustain you. It’s the Lord that will sustain you and you need to know that he who watches over Israel, who now watches over you as well, does not sleep nor slumber. Your confidence and confession in the word of God will displace fear in your life and make you a victorious person I life.
Stop worrying about the future of the work you are doing and go according to the word of God! His word says, ‘seest thou a man, diligent in his work, he shall stand before Kings and not mean men.’ Here’s a guarantee from the word of God that does not fail that you will be a man or woman on demand if you are diligent in what you do. He didn’t say you may not get there so let’s see what happens or let’s hope the situation changes. I am so glad about the fact that my future is predictable because of the word of God. I may not be able to give exact details of where I am going to be but I can give you a clear picture of where to find me in 10 years because of the word of God!
Discard the spirit of fear because God did not give it to you and take in the word of faith to build a spirit of faith. Don’t live like a powerless child of God in the middle of so much power!