One of your biggest enemies is fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of disaster, fear of death, fear of the opinions of others, and fear of the unknown. Satan uses fear, as a very effective tool, to keep you from doing what is right, and to keep you from doing what the Lord wants you to do.
Satan is so very crafty, do not underestimate him, he has been deceiving for thousands of years, and he knows exactly how to hit you at any given moment, in any given situation. You need to know your weaknesses and know your enemy so you can be victorious in standing your ground against his deceitful deceptions.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
But you must also come to this understanding, with the Lord you have nothing to fear. There is no fear of failure, rejection, disaster, death, people’s opinions, or the unknown. The love of the Lord and your confident faith in who He is, drives out all fear. He has a perfect plan and He will accomplish it all according to His perfect will.
The Lord is over all of these things, He is ruler and possessor of everything and He is in control of each and every situation that you will ever find yourself in.
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him.
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:16-18
How many times does the Lord say, “fear not,” or an angel says to whom he is talking to, “do not fear?” Time and time again God commands, “fear not for I am with you,” and many such commands He has given us.
Did you hear what I said? He commands you to not fear. He is in control of your very life and the path you will walk to your final destination. When you finally come to this understanding, there is freedom, there really is nothing to fear at all.
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 uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
I am not talking about just being scared, because that emotion will come. But when you let fear overcome, when you let it take over control of your mind, body, and actions, you have fallen victim to the trap of the devil, and you are no longer trusting in the Lord God Almighty with which nothing is impossible.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Turn to the Lord for He is the source of your strength, hope, joy, peace of mind, and the source of your power and boldness to walk with full confidence in Him. Walk forward in full assurance, in His power, and in the Spirit of the Lord.
Through the consumption of the bread of life, the Word of God, and when you walk with your eyes always upon the Lord, trusting in the Lord, and keeping Him always close, you will walk with complete conviction and you will not fear anything that is frightening.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:14-15