Fear can be a crippling thing that keeps you from experiencing all God has in store for your life.
This past Sunday, we sang "Stand in Your Love" by Josh Baldwin. The lyrics of this song remind us of the power of standing in the love of God when fears begin to overtake us. The second verse is especially powerful when it states: "Shame no longer has a place to hide And I am not a captive to the lies. I'm not afraid to leave my past behind. Oh, I won't be shaken, no, I won't be shaken." This leads into the chorus: "My fear doesn't stand a chance when I stand in Your love."
When we stand in the love of God, our fears begin to fade away. 1 John 4 talks about love coming from God and that God is love. 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." When we understand and appropriate the love of God in our lives and share that love with others, we focus less on our fears and more on the power of Christ working through us.
All of us face fears each day. Maybe today, God wants you to overcome your fears by standing in His love and becoming part of one of the many ministry opportunities discussed below. Maybe this is the breakthrough moment in your life where the past doesn't hold you back from realizing your full potential in Christ. Let's commit to standing in the love of God this week to bring glory to Him and impact others for the kingdom of Christ.