Often times I start to feel as if I’m not doing enough for the Lord. I feel that I should be out there trying to help others, trying to tell them about Jesus, trying to help those in need, the lost, the wounded, the ones that were left by the wayside. It never feels as though I am doing enough in my life to help further His purpose, to help His Ministry.
What a lot of us don’t always realize is that although we may have zeal for God and His works, we are not all ready to be out in the world just yet. There are still things that He needs to teach us, that we need to let go of, and overall we need to have a more improved relationship with Him. And other times we need to accept that at times His purpose in our lives is to be still and allow Him to work in us, to clean out what doesn’t need to be there. Being still is usually one of the hardest things.
I would say fear is the number one reason most of us struggle, whether it’s fear of the enemy (the devil), fear of failure, fear of persecution. Whatever it may be, fear is usually the root of it. Can we say that we can go into the world with the full armor of God, in full confidence, and not be afraid? I would say that a lot of us can’t. I know I still have my fears.
We have to continue to grow more in our relationship with Him so that He can cast away that fear. We need to come to a full realization that we have absolutely nothing to fear at all if we are in a strong relationship with the Lord. If we were to go out without it all we may just end up being on our own because He will not fully call us until we can let go of fear.
I for one struggle with all sorts of fears almost daily. I’ve lived in a lot of fear my entire life and it’s not easy to get over. There are still plenty of things that He is working on in me that need to be broken down, removed, and even built back up but it takes time.
For those out there that are seeking more, don’t give up. Keep seeking the Lord, He is there, He’s waiting and listening. Don’t give in to fear. Don’t allow it to control your life, there’s too much at stake. Don’t allow the enemy, YOUR enemy, to cause you to fail because of something so unimportant as fear. Fear is the enemy’s number one weapon against us.. You can’t give in or they win. You can’t give up. You have to keep pushing through.
Pray that I will continue to overcome these obstacles that are in the way in my relationship with the Lord. I pray that those out there who may (or may not) read this, that they will be overcomers to fear and find themselves closer to God in ways they never thought possible.