Is Fear Stopping You?

Is fear stopping you from doing something God has called you to do? Or, is fear getting you to do something God has clearly told you not to do? Or both? Is fear driving your decisions? Is fear driving your life? Or are you allowing God to lead you in His ways? Whom are you following? Fear? Or God?

Do you know that you are a servant to the one whom you obey? Are you a servant of fear? Or do you serve God? Are you yielding yourself to fear as a vessel of unrighteousness? Or are you submitting to God as a vessel of honor to Him, your Creator?

I don’t know about you, but no matter how much I may believe I am a wholehearted follower of God, I still stumble upon areas of my life I realize I have not committed as fully to God as I may have fooled myself into believing. I still find at times that I am serving fear in some areas of my life instead of being fully surrendered to God.

But if you can relate to this and think it is all bad news, think again. Let me share some good news with you if you, like myself, may find yourself being convicted even right at this very moment of not doing something God has called you to do because you have been stuck in fear. Ready to get unstuck? Here’s the good news.

Through repentance, through genuine sorrow over sinning against God by serving fear instead of God, and by asking God for forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ and committing yourself to following Him instead of fear, you can be forgiven and get unstuck. Once you can identify fear, you don’t have to stay in it. God doesn’t show us our sins so we can stay in them. He convicts, and chastens us, so we can come to repentance and get on the right track. His track.

If there is something God has been calling you to do, and you have been too afraid to do it, why not take this opportunity right now to repent and commit your way unto the Lord?

Psa 37:5 KJV – Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Rom 6:12  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 
Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom 6:15  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 

2Ti 2:19  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2Ti 2:20  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

2Ti 2:21  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 

Bold added for emphasis.

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