Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Today we start a series on a matter we all go through. I want to show you how to overcome every temptation to fear. Fear is numbing to say the least, God does not want us to fear at all.
Most fears are based on feelings, not facts. Try to look beyond your fears and uncover the expectations that lie beneath them. Here are some characteristics that may cause fear yet in most cases go undetected. Check this out, if you were raised in poverty you may be afraid to be generous. If you were abandoned you maybe afraid to trust anyone, or you may cling to people and try to control them. If you were abused you may fear emotional and physical intimacy. If you were constantly criticized you may be afraid that God wont forgive you. If you dont feel beautiful or intelligent, or you are not from a high class family, you may be afraid to mix with people, or talk to them incase they look down on you. These are but a few indicators that you need to correct some things about you.
American humorist, James Thurber, wrote: “All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.”
In the above scripture we note that David did not only pinpoint his source of fears, but the source of his self-worth and security. He said, “ I am wonderfully made; marvelous are your works.” When you know you have God’s approval, nothing can, or should intimidate you, you cannot fear. You are not your experiences, and neither should you live in the box of your past. Break that box and come out. Please see part 2 of this in your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN next week……no more fears./