“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – Paul, the Apostle
Day 49 of #LAST70DAYSOF2013 is here and my charge to you this day is ‘eliminate your fears. Seriously, you need to come of your fears in 2014. I beg you, just drop all your fears at the doors of 2013 if you want to succeed in 2014. I am very serious about this, especially if you believe that the Spirit of God lives in you. You cannot continue to live your life in timidity. How long will you keep giving in to fear? Will you let your destiny to die if fear? Will you let your dreams to die in fear? Will you let that album, book, business or ministry inside of you to die in fear? Will you want to live here on earth and die without impacting lives because of fear? For how long more do you want to live in fear?
Just watching the movie, ‘Troy’ and these lines from the conservation between Achilles and the little boy sent to call him during one of the battles jumped out on me. The conversation goes like this:
The boy: The Thessalonian you’re fighting…….. He’s the biggest man I’ve ever seen….. I wouldn’t want to fight him.
Achilles: That’s why no one will remember your name.
Like the young boy, many of us may never have our name ever remembered after we are gone because all we see in the enemy’s camp is nothing but the biggest man. We do not see the power that is within us that is able to bring down every giant we will ever face.
Giants do fall, my dear friends, but that is only if you eliminate your fears. To many people on earth today are not living their dreams because they are living in fear. Many men have been stopped by this thing called fear. I refuse to join in the number and want to urge you not to be counted in the number of men hindered by fear in this generation. David encountered a situation (Goliath) that natural should have made him never to even think of trying. After all, King Saul and all his men of war already gave up to the situation in fear and none of them could come out to challenge the situation for many days. But when David arrived at the scene, he came not with fear, but with great faith. That step alone changed HIS DESTINY. The lesson there is that you do not let fear choose your destiny.
God never works with the fearful in any way. Remember the story of Gideon? He told him to release all the fearful men so they will not contaminate the brave and courageous ones in the battle. If you have fearful people around you, do yourself good and keep away from them. If not, soon you will begin to see like them, think like them and act like them. In fact, it is clearly written that the fearful will not have any portion with God. I can reason this very well because I understand that when you operate in fear, you are operating in an opposite direction, against one of the strongest principles of God, which is faith. Living in fear means you do not trust God and His capacity to come through for you in that situation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “he has not learned the lesson of life, who does not every day surmount a fear.” If you are still living in fear, life will keep being hard to you. I recall the story of Job as well. We were told that Job was living daily in fear. His inability to conquer fear became his undoing. So he confessed “for the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Have you noticed that the things you always fear have a way of coming to pass, while those things you have faith for also have a way of coming to pass? All you experience in life therefore, depends on your inclination.
Fear gives the enemy the strength to attack you fierce-fully. Fear crumbles your defence systems and disorganises your support and strategy. Fear makes you a victim of the things that you should be a victor over. Fear steals away your joy and confidence. Fear positions you against yourself and your potentials. Fear stages you against faith and God. You must eliminate it today.
There is one reliable way to eliminate fear I will recommend to you today. That one way is: Build your faith in God, through the word of God. The only reliable source of victory, the only time you can be sure of a thing, the only time you can beat your chest and bet with any man is when you act in faith based on God’s word. If you want to live a life devoid of fear, then you must make the word of God your companion, every day. In God’s word you can find the war strategy to pull down every giant in your life in 2014. Hence, my word to you today is, do not take the word of God lightly. Ensure that your mind and heart is stuffed with God’s word, enough for every situation you will encounter. There is no fear that the faith which is in the word of God cannot disperse. If you want to eliminate fear from your life, then you must begin to give heed to God’s word.
God’s word works against every fear. It will work for you in 2014. Eliminate your fears and replace them with faith in God’s word.
Prayer: Every spirit of fear in your life ends with 2013. You will be as bold as a lion in 2014. You will confront every giant and you will conquer in Jesus name, Amen!