God has given each and every one of us an intention and purpose. Life, as we see it, is really not only about talent.
Many of us are simply living in fear, doing the same things we have always done because we feel comfortable and safe. We forget that we can never get back every opportunity we miss. We were made for more, and with this said, we need to discern how to live to our full potential of who God originally designed us to be.
The phrase “fear not” is used at least 80 times in the Bible, most likely because He knows the enemy uses fear to decrease our hope and limit our victories. The Bible says in Isaiah 43:1: “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”
If God has promised us these things why then do we live in fear and limitation?
If we don’t deal with the paralyzing fear in our lives, we will never get to live the life we were created to live. Our freedom is on the other side of fear; we have to decide today to step through our fears into our freedom. For whatever we fear has mastery over our lives.
If you are scared of heights, you will stay low, this is particularly true for me as I grew up with a paralyzing fear of heights. I still have some of it but it doesn’t stop me from flying. There were steps I took to overcome them.
On my bucket list, I still have skydiving as one of the things I need to experience before I am 40.
If you are scared of the crowd, you will stay alone, fear creates the boundaries we live in. What are you scared of? Are you scared of dying? What is holding you back from launching forward?
God has already promised that He’s got you covered and only God can launch you further than your dreams can. Don’t live in fear of failure because God doesn’t define us by our worst moments (only humans do).
He defines us by our best moments. Take hold of every opportunity that presents itself and live every day of your life like it is your last. Because whether you acknowledge it or not, you are dying, we are all dying.
There’s a truth that needs to be told, and it’s that ‘faith doesn’t make it easier to go through the pain and overcome fears, it only makes you stronger”. Sometimes, as Christians we tend to think of faith as a magic wand that automatically makes every problem in our lives disappear. Pain is a part of living, we have to be willing to go through that pain to step into our greatness. Pain is not a limitation of our life. Even Jesus Christ had to go through the most pain because He knew that His greatness was on the other side of His pain.
God came to give us a way through our pain, not out of it. Pain, fear, and failure are all necessary parts of any success story. Rise up to everything holding you down. You don’t need permission to start, for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind.