Fear is a liar just like the song says. Fear will tell you many things. Fear will tell you you’re not good enough. Fear will tell you you’re not strong enough. Fear will tell you you’re not worthy. Fear will tell you that you don’t have what it takes to fight. Fear will tell you “I got this, I don’t need any help.” Fear will tell you many things. Ask Holy Spirit right now what is fear telling you about your situation?
I’m going to suggest to you that fear is the root of many things and it is often the root of pride. Many times, we say pride is the root. I would not disagree with that, but if you think about the bigger picture. If you are fearful of a situation if you are fearful that you’re going to get fired from your job. Then you’re liable to take the situation into your own hands and try and do something about it. When you take the situation over yourself because of fear then you have put yourself in control. Then the thought process becomes “God if you’re not going to take care of this I’m going to because I can do a better job at it than you can, because obviously you’re not doing anything.” Maybe you put your house up for sale and the Lord told you what to sell it for, but you think it is too much so out of fear you lower the price and it still doesn’t sell. (Could be some un-belief there also)
These are just a few examples. I am sure you can think of instances in your own life where you let fear take hold and thus you attempted to be in control. How did that work for you?
What is the truth?
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Now I realize that choices require consequences. So, you have a choice, you turn you issue over to the Lord and don’t operate in fear and trust Him. The other option is take control of the whole situation because you think you can do a better job than God can at solving your problem. Now, your fear has turned into Pride.
Can you think of your own examples where you have let fear consume you where you put yourself in control?
don’t let the enemy whisper to you and tell you who you are not.
If you have some of your own examples where this has happened then please share the victory!