“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
What are you scared of?
Fear of judgement from others….
Fear of what others could say behind our backs…
Are you avoiding something in your life because of what others may say about you?
What motivates you to make decisions? When asked to make a choice about a decision and the answer starts with “I’m afraid that ____” or “I fear that if I don’t do ______….” Fear may be a motivation in your life.
My 7 year old twins are very afraid of the dark. When it’s dark in their room, they ask me to turn the light on for them. I know they will probably outgrow being scared of the dark. But for now, the fear is very real to them. Turning on the light for them somehow makes their fear smaller. They can clearly see nothing is there, and the light illuminates the area they fear.
Fears can become crippling. For example, being afraid of how others may think about you or what people may say about you is a very real fear. But when other people’s opinions matter more than God’s will, your decisions may be based more on something false than God’s reality.
Instead of following fear, listen to the truth that God has revealed to you. Let Him be your guide, not the thoughts and opinions of others.
Proverbs 29.25 says that “fear of man will prove to be a snare.” Fear of other peoples opinions about us can trip us up. It’s easy to become distracted on what others think of us.
Trust that God’s will and calling for your life is bigger than a person’s opinion about you. Direct your fear toward God in prayer. He will always keep you safe from harm.
Following the path,
© Kelly Sundsvold and kellysundsvold.com, 2016