New and Improved-No Fear

Christ is doing new things in our lives everyday.  He has given us the strength and power to say no and overcome what life throws at us.  We are all called to run our own race with passion and perseverance, not with fear.  2 Timothy 1:7 says For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind.  At some point in life, most of us have battled fear.  The fear of loss, failure or rejection.  What is fear anyway?  It is putting your faith in the “what ifs” of life rather than in God.  Our fears in life do not come from God.  When God calls us to go in a certain direction, we have to choose to trust in Him or to play the what if game.  Those what ifs in life have importance as they reveal what we value.  Our greatest fears reveal our greatest values, but they also reveal where we do not trust God.  In order to defeat those fears, we have to define them.  There are situations in life that will be scary, nerve wracking and sometimes impossible to understand.  We can choose to trust God or we can let our fear consume us.  God does not want us to go through life in fear which is why He has given us the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.  It is time to acknowledge our fears and then give those fears to God.  The more we do that, the more real it will become and the more we will grow in our faith.  Trust is God and run your race free from fear.