I'm forty six years old and I'm still a little bit afraid of the dark...Ok, let's be real here, if I'm walking up the basement stairs and it's dark I can only get half way up before I'm convinced that something or someone is behind me or under the stairs and I can't stop myself from running the rest of the way up!
There, I said it.
I'm a grown woman and a Christian and I still allow fear to control certain areas of my life.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Not only do I know this verse, but I try to encourage others with these words when they struggle with their own fears and I even speak them out loud when I'm fearful but what I most often fail to remember is this...
I. Am. Not. Alone.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4
He who lives in me is greater than he who lives in this world. I've accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, I've received the Holy Spirit and therefore I am never alone!
I don't have to fear, worry, or doubt! I can be confident in God's word.
I purposefully do not watch scary movies.
I try to stay aware from anything that clearly goes against God's word and while some things are blatantly satanic, others are subtle, enticing and alluring. I could easily be deceived into believing that they're ok but because I'm not alone I don't have to be deceived. I have a Wonderful Counselor with me always who stirs my spirit and reveals the truth, if I will only listen.
You. Are. Not. Alone.
Don't give in to the lies of the enemy, don't live according to fear, don't worry or doubt what the future holds, don't live this life thinking that you are all alone because if you've received Jesus as your Savior then you will never be alone!
And if you haven't received Him yet, all it takes are a few simple words...
Jesus I'm sorry please forgive, please come into my heart and please help me to follow you.
Sometimes we just need a little reminder that we're not alone in this world, but that we have a constant companion who will never leave us or forsake us.
I needed to remind myself that I don't have to fear, I'm not alone.
FEARLESS. That's my word for the year, and once I again how I'm choosing to live!
Remember, you're not alone, so don't be afraid, be fearless!
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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