We fear the unknown, we fear that we can’t meet other people’s expectations, we fear getting hurt, we fear death, we fear for our job security… the list goes on and on.
But fear paralyses us. It makes us second-guess and question everything. And it makes us tune out to God because we are so focused on the thing we are afraid of.
Romans 8:15 says, “For you have now received not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption in which we cry, Abba Father!”
The key here is “bondage”. We become bound as slaves when we fear. We actually voluntarily give ourselves over to Fear to control us. Now that is a scary thought!!
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind.”
True freedom comes from knowing who our Heavenly Father is and who we are as His children. As His children we have power and authority over fear, we are secure in His unconditional love, and we have the Mind of Christ!
The question is ARE YOU FREE?
- Susanna Tan