How often does fear hold you back? How many times this week alone, and it's only Wednesday, has fear held you back from taking a step forward?
Fear paralyzes. You know that. But maybe you didn't realize that fear magnifies. It does. Fear makes problems appear larger than they really are.
There's power in fear. Actually, it's kind of like fire. Fire in a fireplace performs a wonderful purpose of warming a house or creating an intimate atmosphere for you and a special person. Fire on your carpet and roaring through your kitchen cabinets is a very real problem.
Fear has to be controlled. Fear must serve you. If fear controls you, then fear is going to burn through your soul and destroy your energy, your faith, and your enthusiasm for life.
However, if you control fear, or better yet, if you channel your fear onto its proper object then fear will actually serve you.
Fear can actually work in your favor. If fear magnifies then fear can truly be an asset. It's a gift that can actually right size or enlarge the best things in life, or the greatest person in your life. And the greatest person in your life is Jesus Christ. He grows larger and more awesome when you fear Him.
So, place your fear on the Lord. Why? Because when you fear the Lord, you magnify the Lord. He grows. His attributes grow.
And the end result is that the Lord becomes larger, way larger, than your problems.
So, be encouraged and let fear serve you.
You are Loved!