My life lately is characterized by fear not faith.
I am afraid that I have nothing to offer. I have recently embodied the lie born of insecurity that nothing good is ever going to happen. Deep down, I am aware that this is a lie, because the Word of God says "He works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose," but ironically, also deep down...I believe the lie that I will not amount to anything.
Lie, fears and insecurity always lead to two things...inaction and/or action
Inaction: not doing anything, because I am scared and without faith
Action: Doing everything that is wrong and nothing that I am called to do
For me, I lean towards inaction when I let lies, fears and insecurity take over my life. I would rather do nothing, lay in bed, toss and turn all day, complain, murmur and cry, because in my heart I have accepted and believed the lie that I can acheive nothing or do nothing or be nothing, so why do something. Nothing happens when nothing is being done...so nothing is happening!
However, regardless of my tendency to lean towards inaction, I want to be willing to risk, to be brave, to be strong, to be courageous, to trust, to chose faith, to be righteous and holy, to believe that God is good and his plans for me are bigger than my dreams for myself. I want to pick up my pen and write with courage and confidence.
I call fear out as a liar. On His truth I stand:
"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."
How do you respond to fear?
Beloved, You are Loved Absolutely!