How many of you have been really fearful of something and it never actually happened!?
I’m very thankful that we have a heavenly father who loves us and wants us to live a life of abundance, so much so, that in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”. This is so powerful, to think that our heavenly Father knew us before we were actually in the womb. Unfortunately, our mind has a way of overthinking things and sometimes thinking the worse, there is a way of getting over this and that is, by going by what the word says and not what thought said!
If we are going to put so much effort into being fearful about something, why not turn that fear around, so in other words, turn our fear into faith, can you imagine the difference this would make to our daily lives? John 10:10 says that; The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. Let us have faith in God!
I remember when I was looking for accommodation in London as I wanted to be near the Bible school that I was attending, I didn’t really have the money at the time to pay for this accommodation, but the opportunity came up to rent a room 2 minutes walk away from the Bible school. I really wanted to rent this room, so in my prayer time I called on the name of Jesus and he answered me! As I was praying, my phone rang and it was a very good friend telling me how he and his wife tithe regularly to the church they attend, but they also had some spare money which they wanted to give to me on a monthly basis to help me pay for my studies! Jesus had answered my prayer, I could have chosen to be fearful but I chose faith and called on his name, the name above all names! Incidentally, the deadline for this room was the same day as my prayer was answered!
There are so many times when the devil tries to whisper things in our ears that are totally wrong, we need to hear the voice of God and know who we are in Christ.