03. October 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T ALLOW FEAR RULE YOU · Categories: Decision making, Fear, Jesus Christ, Joy, Love, Peace, Relationship, Trusting God

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of SOUND JUDGMENT and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control] (2 Timothy 1:7 AMP).

Beloved, there are moments in our lives when we have to make crucial decisions and I remember going through a season where I needed to make a decision and was almost like a nervous wreck because I didn’t want to miss the will of God. Unfortunately, because I was so concerned about not missing God, the devil tried to torment the life out of me until the Lord began to minister to me about it.

Beloved, the first thing we ought to know about the nature of God is that He is good. If you don’t know any other attribute, know that He is good. What this should mean is that regardless of whatever you are going through, if you put it up against the goodness of God, you will find that it will always work out for your good (Romans 8:28).

There was the time Elijah was about to lose his mind because of the threat of the enemy. God accessed the situation and the first thing He did before anything else was give Elijah something to eat and drink, and then made sure he caught a good rest before asking him; what are you doing here? (1 Kings 19:5-9).

That’s the side of God the enemy doesn’t want us to see. Unfortunately, because our knowledge of God is wrongly influenced by our painful past experiences, we tend to develop that unhealthy fear where we say I can’t afford to make the wrong decision and yes, nobody wants to make wrong decisions but then, when you become so anxious about it that it’s disturbing your sleep, please know that the devil is behind it.

One way you know the devil is in operation is that there’s torment and fear and we must know that everything rooted in torment and fear is straight from hell. So, if at any point, you are left with feelings of anxiety, worry and fear of being punished by God for missing Him, these are clues that you are believing a lie from the enemy because the nature of God is good and if your heart and motivation is to please Him, He would always step in somehow. Jesus said… I will not abandon you as orphans… (John 14:18 NLT), I will be in you, prompting you to make the right decisions.

Beloved, everything rooted in love and joy is from God and one way you know that God is involved in it that there is love and peace. So, the question you need to always ask yourself is “does this bring peace? Does this bring joy? When you are trying to make a decision, that’s what you should put it up against.

Remember, God has given us a spirit of power and of love and of SOUND JUDGMENT… abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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