If you haven’t already, please go back and check out my first post on this subject before diving into this continuation.
In the last post, “Spirit of Fear“, I shared with you that I USED TO BE “scared” (afraid, horrified, terrified) of people. To be honest, I feared man more than I feared GOD, tell the truth and shame the devil 🙂 Seriously, there is NO fixing it up, it was what it was, NO in between.
I knew there was a boldness inside of me and a burning and yearning to speak the truth but I suppressed it because I didn’t want to hurt people’s feelings. I NEEDED to be accepted, liked, loved & wanted. I NEEDED to be NEEDED! This is a whole other post y’all, I had issues 🙂
The Bible says in Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” This explains why most of my life I felt trapped and not free or safe. Little did I know, I was doing a great disservice to people by not telling them the truth and to myself. Paul said in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Sobeit right? Well…not quite. I didn’t want to have enemies, I wanted to have friends and fit in with everybody else even though I didn’t, no matter how HARD I tried.
This is a VERY dangerous and unprofitable place to be. Fear will CHOKE the very life out of you and keep you from really living the life that GOD has called/purposed you to live. So, if “GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7, then where do you think it comes from? “The theif cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it MORE abundantly.”, John 10:10. Who is this theif you may ask, Homework: Read Revelation 2:20.
To be continued… to read pt. 3 click here
~KeepN It Real With ME/Us~