Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16
Fear has a way of gripping us so tightly that it can squeeze hope from us. However, when we realize how unfounded our fears are, we can begin to see how inaccurate they are. Many believers experience feelings of inadequacy because of fear. Some fear the responsibility that God has given them. Others fear failure or criticism. And still others fear yielding to God’s call on their lives.
Fear undermines the understanding of who we are in Christ, leading us to believe that we cannot fulfill the requests God makes. However, we must realize that without Christ, we are inadequate to accomplish God’s call on our lives. But God doesn’t call us to do things for His kingdom without equipping us to succeed. We must realize the blessings of our inadequacies.
Instead of fearing to venture into the unknown, we boldly go forth, trusting that if God is the one calling us there, He is going to help us every step of the way. In realizing our inadequacies, we begin to see God’s power and completeness. No one is beyond His reach nor is any situation beyond His touch. No longer will we try to do kingdom activity on our own. We will trust solely in the Lord to successfully accomplish the tasks He sets before us.
Father, I do not know why I fear Your call. I give my fear to You, claiming Your promise to be with me and equip me for whatever lies ahead.