“Many spiritual leaders do not lead from courage. They lead from fear. Fear drives many ministries. Fear of being disliked, fear of losing income, fear of failure, fear of conflict–these and a hundred other fears form a giant that calls the leader out of the contest.” Reggie McNeal – A Work of Heart
How often in life do we let our fears dictate what can and cannot do? I’ve heard it said that our fears establish the limits of our life. Fear is a powerful force, and if left unchecked, it can end up taking over our lives and holding us back from reaching our full potential and being all that God has called us to be.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Today, think about your life’s trajectory…Would you say you are walking in confidence knowing the power you have in Christ, or is fear determining your course? God has given all of us the unique set of tools that we need to succeed in what He has called us to do. We can now walk in courage knowing Christ has set us up to succeed because He loves us; and 1 John 4:18 says, “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear…” We can take on our days with freedom and confidence because of Christ’s love for us. Amen.