We all of have fear, and some of us are bound by our fear. But we should live in confidence knowing that if God is for us who can be against us? I know, some of you are saying "I know a lot of people who are against me". But the point is they will never win, unless YOU let them!
We all have core fears, things like fear of rejection or abandonment, being unloved, or maybe feeling like you are just never good enough. Satan knows we have these core fears and he uses them to get us to believe his lies. Some people may reject us, abandon us, not love us, and I know we aren't all theoretical physicists, but the fact remains that God loves us and only wants what is in our best interest.
There may be stirring of legitimate fear. For example are you in a situation you shouldn't be in? Brenda uses her daughters as an example on page 248, and I know you remember being a teenager and in school. If you are in a situation you shouldn't be in, an unsupervised party that gets out of control, riding with someone who then decides to drink, etc., remove yourself from these situations at once and then safeguard so that you hopefully don't get in that situation again. Here's one time where running away is a good thing.
But other times our fear is completely baseless, for example worrying about what others will think, say or do. Talk about borrowing trouble! You don't know any of that will happen, but who among us hasn't spent needless hours of worry over something like this? As long as you are following God's plan for your life, or even just beginning to align yourself to find out what that plan is, you do not need to worry about anyone else.
Face down fear with these weapons: the Word, obedience, and confidence in God. Scripture has the answer for everything, you just have to look. The Psalms are a great place to dwell when you are dealing with fear. And if we are obeying God, fear pretty much evaporates on its own. Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed, but simply take it one step at a time and if need be put your blinders on! Obedience blinders not only keep us from being distracted, but they keep us safe as well. Most importantly, simply knowing God, knowing who He is and what He wants for us, gives us the confidence we need to face our fears. How to know Him better to gain that confidence? It all circles back...read the Word and speak with Him daily.
You made it...OK you still might be working at it, but you are on the right path. You are a Princess of the King. Rejoice in that....again I say rejoice!!
Until Next Time.....