Most of the times, our fear is the result of our worry. We worry a lot. We worry about what might or could happen tomorrow and in the future.
Did you know that according to a study, 85 percent of what subjects worried about never happened, and with the 15 percent that did happen, 79 percent of subjects discovered either they could have handled the difficulty better than expected, or the difficulty taught them a lesson worth learning. This means that 97 percent of what you worry over is not much more than a fearful mind punishing you with exaggerations and misperceptions.
Fear paralyzes us in a lot of ways. The reason why a lot of people are not making progress with their lives is because of the fear of starting a new thing. Fear holds us from what we can potentially achieve.
“Fear not,” the angel told Hagar when she fled away from Sarah. “Fear not,” God told Jacob to go down to Egypt. “Fear not,” God told Moses to defeat King Og. “Fear not,” when Joshua was installed to be the new leader of Israel. “Fear not,” Jesus said because you are more valuable than the sparrows. “Fear not,” the angel told Mary as he announced what will unfold into her life. “Fear not,” God told Paul when he was ministering at Corinth.
My friend, fear not! Know that it is not a coincidence why fear is mentioned a hundred times over in the Bible to remind us that there is no reason to fear.
Today, do not give in to fear. Allow God to work with you in all your circumstances. It will not be easy but to step out in faith is worth it.