|While I like to believe I am pretty fearless, the personification of fear in Zach Williams’ song hit home like a Grand Slam in a World Series game and made me realize, I believe fear too often.
He takes my breath. Anxiety.
He’ll stop you in your steps. Doubt.
He will rob your rest. Worry.
Steal your happiness. Shame.Damn, Fear.
He IS a liar.
I can’t count the number of the times, he’s told me I am not enough–
The lyrics seemed so personal.
Listening to each line, I realized that I do often operate in a space of fear.
And damn it; t holds me back. (Sorry for the swears today, I am spitting nails angry that I’ve given my power away to fear when I KNOW The Truth!)
When I give fear permission, I am no longer operating from a place of trusting God or believing that His ways are better than mine.
One of my all-time favorite scriptures is Isaiah 43:1; it reminds me that I am God’s girl–He’s engraved my name upon His hand.
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel,
the one who formed you say, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.”
But how easily I forget who I am when faced with a situation that is beyond my natural ability, strength or control. I shrink back as if God, The Creator of all things, wouldn’t have my back.
He always has my back.
So what about you, sunshine?
How have you allowed fear to rule in your life?
Enough is enough.
Here’s what I want you to know: fear is a liar, and it’s time to take up your shield of faith and slay fear with The Truth, knowing Whose you are!