Fear is an invitation


If you are afraid of anything then you have room in your life for more of God's love. It's as simple as that. Fear is a signal, an invitation, a waving flag, that says "I have room for more love." We can't make fear go away by sheer force of will, but by an act of surrender we can allow God to pour his love into us. And he is always willing and waiting.

Take a little audit of your life right now. What are some of the major storms you've weathered in recent memory? What are one or two recurring issues in your life that make you frustrated with yourself? Can you isolate the particular fears that you hold which drive those issues? Or the lies that you might be believing? Let God guide you as you think on these things.

What would your life look like if you didn't believe those lies?
What would your life look like if you were no longer afraid of those things?

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
— 1 John 4:18

God is inviting you to surrender those things over to him, to allow the Lordship of Jesus to increase and expand into a new area of your life. The fear you feel is God's invitation to be made perfect in his love. He is gentle and he will not force you. If you don't respond now, he will still be waiting. But it's a lot less embarrassing to deal with your fear of the dark at 5 years than it is at 50 years. I encourage you to respond to the invitation today.

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