I don’t want to be on my death-bed and realize that I have not lived. I don’t want to let fear stop me from approaching every possible avenue of opportunity. It can either control me or motivate me, and I choose the latter option.
Fear is only an option and not an actual outcome.
It first exists as an idea. Ideas are dangerous when used negatively or for destruction. Our actions are produced from the mind–from our thoughts and from our choices. Choosing to act a certain way due to fearful thoughts will cause your life to deform. You will be living a lie. Choosing to act a certain way due to thoughts of love will cause your life to prosper. You will be living in the truth.
In a Biblical sense, fear is the opposite of love. There is no fear in love (1 John 4:18). When fear comes over you, it is essential to be reminded that God loves you. If God is for you, who can be against you (Romans 8:31)? And if God is for us, then we can have full assurance and confidence to overcome in this life.
The bills are not stronger than God’s provision. The broken marriage is not stronger than God’s healing. The addiction is not stronger than what Jesus did on the cross.
You see, God made humans for a relationship. When sin entered humanity, it entered through a choice. Sin results in guilt. Fear. Everything that is opposite of love and of God’s original pure and perfect design for us.
When Love Himself created humanity, he created it through a choice. What God has planned and what He has intended results in confidence. In peace. Everything that is in tune with love and with God’s original and perfect design for us.
In Job 42:2, Job says to the Lord, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted”. You see, when God does or says something (except with the exception of the Old Testament and New Testament covenants changing), it’s like inertia. It cannot be stopped. It cannot be thwarted. And since God is God, He cannot be changed or acted upon by an outside force.
So if God is love, He will always be love. And if He created us because He wanted a relationship with us, then He will always love us. And if God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son, then He will continue to see us through what Jesus did on the cross. Forever. We are loved. And if we are in God, then we are in love.
There is no fear in love.
And if we can get that through our heads, we will not regret the life we have lived. If we get that through our hearts, actions, and lifestyles. If we get it so thick in ourselves that fear has no more place to change our direction–our inertia in Christ–then we will have lived.
So, do not be afraid.
Make your death-bed a place of rejoicing.