Happy New Month everyone 🎉. I can’t believe we are in the last quarter of 2018, time really does fly. I’m committing to blogging more often and more consistently for the rest of the year and onward. I’ve been trying to write a post for a while now but I kept putting it off. Today I’m determined to win the battle against procrastination, inconsistency and laziness. Yaaaay!
Life is usually packed with a lot of lessons and I believe God teaches us things through every situation. Sometimes we just need to sit down, look back and try to piece everything together. This quote adequately explains this thought “Life can only be understood backward but must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard
I’m sharing the lesson that stood out to me most when I started writing this post in August. Yes August, don’t Judge me.
Fear should be rejected
Not that I didn’t already know this but sometimes situations cause you to re-learn things. Fear is the enemy’s tool used to keep us from living the life God has for us. It’s so funny how he tries to attack our mind and make us feel the opposite of how God wants us to feel. When you get to a point in your life where your trust in God is unwavering, where you realise your need for Him, where you’re ready to get closer and serious about your walk with Him – the enemy tries to plant seeds of fear.
It is my belief that the enemy attacks us because he knows our potential and our purpose. August seemed to be the Month that I had to draw on 1 Timothy 1:7 the most ever in my life. “For God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind.” Once I started to shift my focus from how I felt to who I am and whose I am, I realized that fear had no power over me. Proclaiming God’s words about me is what helped me to reject fear.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Know that whatever you’re afraid of, be it the future, the unknown, failure, rejection, being alone, etc. God is calling all of us to trust Him and His words and reject the feeling of fear. He wants us to tap into Him and trust that He is indeed with us and will strengthen us, help us and hold us up as He says in Isaiah 41:10.
I am so happy to have this space to share with you all. I hope that this encourages you as much as this revelation has encouraged me.