We've all experienced fear at some point in our lives.
I did a little homework on this word and discovered something interesting about the fear mentioned in this verse.
This type of fear gets in the way of what God has already given His children.
This fear floods us with doubt and insecurity, it confuses our thoughts, feelings and actions.
This fear is one of the greatest weapons used by our enemy, Satan.
He whispers lies of fear like this:
"Be afraid, You are no good."
"Be afraid, You are not loved."
"Be afraid, You are worthless."
How can we fight these lies?
We need to focus on the Truth found in the second part of that verse.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit (not our own), God has given us His power, His love, and His sound mind.
If you're fearful today, check the source. Could it be Satan whispering his lies to your heart?
What will you do with what you've already been given?