Have you ever felt insecure? I know I have. Insecurity, which produces fear, is nothing more than believing your current position and place is fragile, and unable to consistently support you.
Adam and Eve first felt the effects of insecurity when the devil deceived them into believing that their place in God’s care was insufficient and inadequate, resulting in a life of fear.
Genesis 3:10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid…”
Fear is a distractor that pulls your eyes from the truth of God’s Word to false information. When we begin to look away from Jesus, the originator and completer of our faith, to the questions of doubt that the enemy so readily provides, our hearts melt and anxiety sets in with overwhelming panic. Our minds begin to race through thoughts like, “How am I going to make it through this?” or “Do I really have enough for tomorrow?”
Every word that God gives us has the abundant ability to eliminate insecurity and position us on solid ground even when it seems we are on sinking sand. Our security can only be produced from a focused and steady gaze into the eyes of Love. Grown and perfected love sourced by God aggressively removes fear that was birthed from our loose understanding of Who God the Father really is in our lives. Had Adam and Eve guarded the words of God and placed an accurate value on them, the idea of inadequately being sustained and protected would have literally been a faint and distant voice with no substance, in turn producing a bold and confident response that would have ended the questions of concern.
With this knowledge, insecurity and its fruit of fear, must not be given residence in our hearts, and more directly, it cannot, for in it we are defeated. As created beings in the image and likeness of God, we have been given the ability to choose. Having a choice in the matters of life is a characteristic of God. For God, in the face of convincing and adequate evidence of our faults and failures, chose to send His Son full of grace and truth and redeem mankind from our position of defeat. This was a decision of His will. He willed your forgiveness and complete redemption by His overwhelming love. When we choose God’s will as our own, the ability to bring that will to pass, which we lack, is then energized and fortified in Christ; ensuring it will come to pass!
Fear cripples and restricts God’s already purposed and accomplished will. As the righteous children of God, we must fix our hearts from being swayed by the fickle opinions of this world and those directed by it. We choose God’s will in the face of complete chaos knowing and declaring…
Psalms 118:6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
This decision places us in a position of protection, for the fear of human or natural opinion disables, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe and secure. Insecurity is a thing of the past whether it’s been about your future, career, family or ministry. We must make a decision today that says, “I will not fear!” We must never allow the devil to steal our joy or our ability to accomplish God’s plan of good and hope in our lives. We must rehearse daily, in light of God’s word, the victorious outcome of our situation.
Psalms 112:7 He (you and me) will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord.
Say good-bye to insecurity and the fear that has lingered and start looking up for your answer and required need is here! God is holding your right hand saying, “Fear not, I will help you!”