Fear is a liar. Did you know that perfect Love casts out fear?
Fear Is A Liar
When I was growing up, I was afraid of anything and everything. Monsters under my bed, getting lost in the grocery store, and even people. I eventually grew out of this phase of my life and stopped being so afraid. I went to ministry school a few months after high school determined to get answers about why I grew up constantly battling with fear. I thought, maybe it was because I wasn’t saved, which was true but little did I know that there was so much more to what was happening.
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
Perfect Love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). Not only was I lacking God’s Presence in my life but I was lacking His love. You see, with God’s Presence, comes the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 is ,”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” When you lack God’s Presence in your life, not only are you lacking His presence, but you’re lacking everything that comes with it.
His Love Triumphs
I realized that growing up, I lacked love. I lacked love because I lacked God’s Presence. I lacked His Presence because I didn’t have a relationship with Him. God is the ultimate fulfillment in our lives. His Presence is something we all desperately need. He is our source of Love, Joy, Peace and everything else that comes with it. Sometimes in life we deal with things because we lack a relationship with Him. If you deal with fear, put His love on. If you deal with depression, turn His joy on. If you deal with impatience, He will give you patience.
Jesus is abundance. Therefore, there is no lack when you are with Him. Seek His presence today.
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