Focus Verse: ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’ Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
I was talking to a friend a while ago about one of her past relationships. After hearing some of her concerns, it was apparent that the relationship moved way too fast. When asked why she wasn’t willing to slow down, her response was one that was stemmed from fear.
Whenever our decisions are based on fear of missing out or what could or will not happen, we can be confident that God is not in it. Yes, fear is a normal emotion and God gave it to use to be used for protection from harm. But we have to be careful that our actions aren’t based out of fear.
Any promise and blessing from God can be received with faith. If it’s from God, we don’t have to be afraid that our mate will end up with someone else if we decide to pause our relationship to pursue His desires for our lives. If it’s from God, we don’t have to worry about someone else getting our job because we chose to operate in integrity during the interview process. If it’s from God, we don’t have to offer more than a house is worth in order to make our contract look more appealing to the seller. If it’s from God, we can have confidence that He is working everything out on our behalf, even if the circumstances appear to be the complete opposite of what we know to be true.
Fear involves believing, just in the wrong things. What are you believing? Declare on today that all of your decisions will be stemmed from your belief in faith and not fear.
Prayer: Father, You are the everlasting God. You have all power in Your hands. Thank You for reminding me that You are working everything out on my behalf, even those things that I can’t see yet. Forgive me for allowing fear to drive some of my decisions in the past. I declare on today that all of my decisions will be driven by my confidence and faith in You. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, Amen!