There are so many times in life we are faced with the obstacle of whether or not we will be accepted by people. This has paralyzed many people from moving forward into the purposes and plans of God.
Some are afraid to stand in front of crowds to speak due to fearing that they may not have the right words to say. Also, some are afraid that if they don’t act a certain way then a certain group will not accept them. Unfortunately, many have been mocked and scorned for their own unique identity. The worst is that many born again believers have been mocked by other born again believers because they did not measure up to their measuring stick.
I believe this spirit has to be dealt with. God want HIs people to be completely and totally free from fear in every area of our lives. With fear comes torment and when one is living in fear, they are not walking in the perfection of God’s love.
* There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”I. John 4:18 KJV
God made all of us differently in His image. Our uniqueness is also needed to do what God purposed us to do in the earth. IT IS FOR HIS GLORY!
There was times in school when teachers would give me a failing grade because my speeches was not according to “their” way. So, when I was in college I purposely skipped a class because I knew it would involve standing in front of people. Therefore, I received a failing grade. Yes, there have been numerous of times I have been laughed at and mocked because of my uniqueness, however, God still is able to launch me into the plans He has for me. Knowing WHO you are in Christ and operating in your uniqueness is what open doors to massive opportunities that will not only bring glory to God but will allow you to enjoy every moment of walking in every door.
Understand, the enemy is very subtle. The spirit of fear tried to paralyze the purpose God had for my life. See, the enemy know which way you are going so he try to stop you from reaching your destination. No, he does not know all because only God is all knowing. However, the devil has been around for a long time and have watched many go down the same path long before you came into the world.
This tactic was sent from the enemy to stop the plan for me to stand before many. In my earlier years, I had no idea God would call me to preach, teach, and conduct conferences now moving into traveling all over the world.
So, today, if fear have you bound, God is more than able to deliver you. You will find just how free it is to truly live life without fear. Just rise above it and fly high!
*Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV
*He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
*I sought the Lord, and He answered me; he delivered me from all of my fears.