“I’m no longer a slave to fear – I am a child of God” – Jonathan David
I’m sure you have all heard this song (if not go listen to it right now, you’ll thank me later). While I was jamming out to it at my local Starbucks and working (kind of) hard on my homework, (then got distracted and started blogging, oops) I realized something… I realized, drum roll please-
you can’t be both. – You can’t be a slave to sin AND a child of God.
Now, don’t get me wrong, life can be scary. Becoming a new mom and facing the fear of failure, it’s scary. Being called to do something but facing the fear of rejection, it’s scary. Maybe life as you’ve known it is crumbling around you, talk about scary! But the difference after Jesus is that you can OVERCOME your fear instead of becoming a slave to it.
Living by faith doesn’t just mean when everything around us is hunky-dory. It means staring fear straight in the face and telling it who is with in you and who holds you. We can do this because we have the power in us that raised Christ from the dead and put Him at the right hand of the Father. (Romans 8:11, Ephesians 1:19-20). That is what is resting inside of you as you lay in bed reading this right. this. second. That is what power is with you when you are in that coffee shop and get the nudge to go talk to that other person. Whatever it might be- We no longer have an excuse to allow fear to keep us in our comfort zone. Sorry bout it.
So you don’t have to be a slave to fear anymore. Why are you allowing yourself to be one? Pick up that cross, grab ahold of that power that is inside of you, trust in Him who gave it to you and DO IT GIRL!
God is not going to call you to do something and not equip you to get it done. God doesn’t need little ole us to be the best, the smartest, the most popular, or the “prettiest”(who even decides that anyways?) He just calls us to be obedient and use that power that He has already placed inside of us as soon as we accepted Him.
How crazy would you think someone was if they had been gifted a brand, spanking, new Mercedes Benz but left it sitting in the garage. Just sitting there. Instead, they drive around their old car that keeps breaking down on their way to work. That old, junky car is holding them back from their destination. Why don’t they pick up the keys to the brand new car that was given to them. After all, this was given to them in order to get them to their destination.
How much more are we letting fear hold us back from the destination God has for us? How much more valuable is that power resting in the garage of our heart than a Mercedes Benz? So pick up the keys, lay down the fear and take a drive to the destination that God has for you.
You can do it sister. You are NOT a slave to fear but an overcomer because you are a child of God.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7