I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalms 34:4 KJV)
Fear is a great snare. A trick of the mind to keep us from reaching goals set before us. Fear is an illusion. It is a threat of what could happen and what ifs. It is the voice talking us out of a greater journey in life. Fear holds us back from experiencing God’s best in life.
Have you seen the invisible fences for dogs. An electric wire is buried in the ground giving a boundary for the pet. When the pet attempts to cross the boundary, his body is shocked by a transmitter he wears on his collar. The dog eventually learns to stay within a certain area for fear of being shocked.
Fear is our shock collar. It sets in and we train ourselves to stay within certain limits for fear of failing or being rejected. We learn to watch longingly as others pass by and excel. Claiming that adventure and peace and joy are only for others. We want to stay where we are comfortable and remain in the familiar. Many long for change in circumstances but are stalled by fear.
I challenge you to step out in Faith today. Call upon the promise of God that He will hear your plea and deliver you from fear.