Frozen by Fear??

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear…”

~1 John 4:18a

I’ve heard it said that people have two very different responses to fear; they either let it motivate them or they freeze. As much as I hate to admit it I usually end up frozen by fear. I come up with these great ideas and then think of every single potential problem that could maybe, just possibly, hypothetically happen. And then I let all of those potential hypothetical problems stop me in my tracks.

For me, when I lay in bed at night and feel like I have forgotten to do something I have realized that that’s when God is telling me that I’m not following His plan for my life. The reason that I’m not is simple. Fear. I have let the fear of what could go wrong rob me from the joy of what could go right.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..”

~2 Corinthians 12:9a

I also tend to be a perfectionist. I don’t want to do anything until I can make sure to do it just right. I didn’t talk until I could talk in sentences. I didn’t walk until I could walk across the floor. But what I am learning is that God doesn’t call us to be perfect. He calls us to be His child (See 1 John 3: 1-2). We in our own power will NEVER BE PERFECT. We are only perfect through the blood of Jesus (See Hebrews 10:10 + 1 Peter 1:18-19). He tells us not to fear, but to trust Him. He knows exactly what we need and that if we seek Him first He will supply what is lacking (See Matthew 6:25-34).

I encourage you to take a look at your life and see what is stopping you from fulfilling your dream. Don’t be frozen by the fear of what could go wrong. Instead seek the Kingdom of Jesus and know that He will supply everything that you need all you (and i) have to do is to trust His word.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

2 thoughts on “Frozen by Fear??”

  1. I am experiencing fear myself. Fear of the unknown the excitement yet fear when opening a business..I ask the what if’s drives my husband nuts! He has a casual approach to life and always ends evety situation with “it will be fine”. I on the other lay out graphs,notes,lists as if this isnt enough highlighters sticky notes and the Word of God. I often feel like we are failing or then I worry we might fear if we dont do this or that. Then I remind myself perfect live casts out fear. We have all heard it 100 times in church in small groups the reminder to a friend by exercising that is often tough. I guess for me thats when I step back and worship. Speak Jesus into those fears and everytime Jesus pulls me through. But in the heat of it fear always stumps me although it lasts onlt a little while. Great blog girl keep it up!

  2. I agree completly! Dealing with a lot of those same fears myself. I’ve come to realize that the Devil will do anything he can to “freeze” us and scare us from folllowing/trustung in God’s plan. When I am reminded to step back and think clearly…Most of the time discuss the issues with a close friend I can easily see the issue as a whole and clearly see Jesus’ perspective on it. The important thing is that we don’t let the fear of the unknown of fear of failure stop us completley, Been thinking about this verse a lot lately, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ~2 Timothy1:7 (ESV) Thanks so much for the kind words, I will be praying that we both will be able to conquer the fear with faith in Jesus. Best wishes,
    Bailey Sue

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