Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Have you ever wonder why you are fearful? Who planted that in your mind? When it comes to fear, I think that it was people who planted the seed of fear in us. When you are born you have no idea of what fear is, now we know we are all born into sin. When you see children playing at the playground they run and jump all over the place, they have no idea of what danger could be in store for them while they are playing.
Often in life we tend to place our fears into others, causing them to be afraid of something that they have not even tired. But why do we do this? Why are we transferring our fears to our children? I tell you the reason why, it’s because we haven’t broken away from the fear of the unknown. When a person can’t explain a reason as to why they are fearful of something that they’ve never experience it extends from someone else’s fears and not their own.
When I was a small child, I always looked fear in the face, I was eager to know why I couldn’t something that my parents told me that it was not good for me to do, sadly though that only fuel my eagerness to give it a try. What I found out was that there was no need to be afraid of it, it was the unknown that is fearful.
And that is why we all struggle with fear, it has nothing to do with experiencing something it’s the unknown that we fear. Therefore, the enemy plaques our hearts and minds with fear for he knows that we are not going to go and see why we are afraid; he delights in making us afraid. And in turn we fall right for this trap of his.
We read in scripture that the word of God tells us not to be fearful, but to trust in God Himself. And yet we won’t move in trusting God because we are afraid, afraid to trust God to bring about the best in us, afraid to let God take completely control of our lives. Remember people the devil knows just how powerful we are in Jesus, therefore he spends his moments making us afraid to trust, for he knows that if we really trusted the Lord the way God said we should, oh my family can you just imagine we would be literally going around casting our demons just like the disciples did, and healing the sick and going forth in the great commission.
Therefore, the enemy keeps us so distracted and busy in our life that we can’t even read our bibles because by the time we say we are we end up falling asleep, we aren’t praying or seeking the Lord throughout our day, why? Because we got errands and practices to get to that we don’t have room for God. And while all along the Lord is beckon us to come to Him, and we simply ignoring all the signs that God is speaking to us, until one day we find ourselves slap right in the face with circumstances that has finally gotten our attention and we can’t do a thing to get around it or to go around it; it must be dealt with and we just don’t know what to do.
It’s funny how we don’t make time for God until problems come our way, then we have all the time in the world to read our bibles and pray. Why must problems get our attention? If we really trust Jesus like we say then when problems come our way we won’t be fearful, we would continue to move on and forget all about that problem, but because we have issues with the unknown we are fearful.
My pastor has a favorite saying he says. “eighty percent of the stuff you worry about never happens” so why are we wasting our time worrying?