We all have them. That relationship, that habit, that situation.
The one we know we need to change but haven't had the courage.
Or maybe it feels easier, somehow simpler to leave things the way they are.
"I don't want to hurt anyone"
"I'm not sure I can give that up"
"What if I'm making the wrong decision"
Fear of the unknown.
Fear of being misunderstood.
Fear of making a mistake.
Fear of losing a relationship.
Christ has not given us a spirit of fear. Fear can paralyze. When we bring whatever "it" is to the Lord in prayer, when we are acting on truth and love, we don't need to be fearful.
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the spirit of Sonship. Romans 8:15
I've read this verse many times. But recently it struck me in a new way. The word "slave" convicted me. I want to serve the Lord, not be a slave to or held back by fear.
I want to encourage you this week...what changes do you need to make?
Are you stuck in something because of fear?
And then make a change.
I know change can be hard, it can be scary.
But sometimes it is necessary.
Nothing is impossible with God.
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper;I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:6