Recently, I attended a ladies meeting at a friend’s house where she was speaking on fear. I had been walking through a storm for several weeks before this meeting and kept crying out to God for help. During those weeks, He would speak to me ever so quietly and I knew He was there with me as I faced this testing time in my life but what was an already dark place just seemed to be getting darker. Before I went to the meeting God spoke to me and said “when things are out of control all around you – LET GO and let ME!“
Honestly, I don’t think I have ever realized how much I have struggled with fear until that night. Now, I am totally aware that fear affects people in different ways and that we all experience different variances of fear – it could be fear of something HUGE or fear of something small (like me, I am terrified of spiders). As my friend spoke, her words intertwined with what the Lord had been speaking to my heart over the past 3 weeks.
Fear of rejection……Parenting out of fear……Allowing fear to suffocate areas in my marriage….. how many lost opportunities or clouded decisions had I made in my life because I was consumed in fear?!?
But, not anymore…..nope! I am DONE letting fear control me and my decisions…..did you hear me? D-O-N-E!!! I was able to stand up from that time with my Sisters in Christ and feel FREE-er than I have felt in years. I know that trials will come (and honestly I’m still walking through the one I was before the meeting) but I am confident that God will lead me down the path HE has for me for He has not given me a spirit of fear but of POWER, LOVE and a SOUND MIND!!
Will you join me? Ask God to examine your heart and reveal to you areas in your own life that fear consumes you. Write them down. Pray over it and if led, RIP IT TO SHREDS (this is what I did that night)…..stand up and walk down the path of FREEDOM God has for you, too!!