“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,