1. Let go of fear
Hot Flash: The future is not something to fear, but something to spring into with great anticipation and excitement for what is to come. What do you fear? If you were to ask me, I would give you a long list: snakes, spiders, bats, and the dark are but a few. Yes, I am a wimp! But . . . my fear does not control me. It does not hinder my life. Romans 8:15 says, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.” Fear unto bondage is fear that hinders us from doing the things we know we need to do. The Bible gives us permission to fear, even commands us to fear one thing, one Person. “The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil” (Psalm 19:23). So I ask you again, what do you fear? In order to live life to its fullest we must defeat fear. Old age, death, taking risks, and rejection are all major fear factors as we begin this journey. Give them to the Lord and go forward into the abundant life.
Practical Application: Fear is debilitating. It will keep you from living life to its fullest. Face your fears and break free from the bondage that hinders your zest for life. If you fear aging, study the lives of people who’ve accomplished great things after the age of 50; it will inspire you. Take time to read Bible passages that remind you of the breathtaking wonders awaiting you in glory. Start with these: John 14:2, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9, Revelation 5:9-13, Revelation 22:1-5. Pray daily asking God to help you conquer your fear. When you gain victory over fear, your entire perspective on life will change.
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