• Dr. Leah Fortson

Your Fear is a Lie

Fear will always stand between you and your purpose. Even Jesus, when faced with the cross, experienced what we might call fear – the feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something. We often question our adequacy, we wrestle with our past failures, and we consider whether success or the “good life” is really for us. Even when we experience goodness, the familiarity of disappointment haunts our happiness and robs us of our pleasure in the present. We fear being reacquainted with discontentment.

What I’ve come to realize is that for many of us, our questions concerning our ability and whether goodness is possible is rooted in our low estimation of self worth and a deflated sense of self. What we really want to know is whether we deserve goodness and whether we are good enough. Additionally, it is our issues with our self that interferes with our ability to clearly see Jesus and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The bible says that God did not give us the spirit of fear, yet we fear. The bible says that if God is for us, who can be against us, yet we feel intimidated by others. The bible says that with man things are impossible but with God all things are possible, yet we create conditions and parameters for “all things.”

Today, I challenge you to look inward. Identify the fear that is standing before your purpose and chase it, confront it, conquer it. The fear you feel is a lie. If you were not able to produce and fulfill your purpose, God would have never called you to it. God does not invest in lost causes – if you’re called to it, it’s because God has already equipped you with everything you need to succeed.

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