Don’t let fear be an obstacle!



Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:32



Fear overtakes us all at times. It can be paralyzing and become an obstacle, but that is not God’s intention. The Devil uses fear to alter our course or stop us in our tracks. Stand upright under your Father’s strength, don’t let the enemy block your path!


Formed with Great Care



…then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Genesis 2:7



There are so many verses we can read and take for granted, missing the deeper meaning that is right in front of us. Take creation for instance; God created all things. Everything He created passed from thought to being, all except mankind. He took special care when He created the first human being in His image. He transferred the breath of life into him through his nostrils. We have been expertly created by a Creator who loves us dearly and took great care when forming us. He desires a relationship with us and wants us to experience His love throughout the span of our lives through to eternity.

In a New Direction

photo of multiple signs


I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Jeremiah 29:14



God is all about restoration! Know this; God may be molding you, stretching you, to prepare you for something much bigger than you ever imagined. He’s uniquely preparing you to go in a direction that will glorify Him and ultimately bless you!

One day you will look back in awe and see the specific ways He prepared this path for you!

Don’t Be Afraid!



And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

Genesis 3:10



Think about this verse. Until the moment Adam & Eve disobeyed God, there was no fear, only love between God and mankind. Not only did they introduce sin, they also brought fear into the picture. Because of Jesus, because you believe, don’t allow fear to be a motivating factor in anything you do. God loved you!


I think He’s OK with that…



Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Matthew 6:9-13



My parents brought us up saying the, “Now I lay me down to sleep” prayer every night. But as a mature Christian, I realize that God doesn’t want a regimented prayer life, He wants us to be fresh and honest when we come before Him. For this prayer, I often make an exception. I think it’s that these are Jesus’ words of instruction that bring me back to it. I often imagined as a child what it would be like to walk beside Christ, so I imagine Him speaking these words directly to me. What I add on after is always a personal conversation and I think Jesus is OK with that.

Fear is a Tool of the Enemy



“…so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.”

Matthew 25:25



In this parable of talents, the master had given five, two, and one to his servants. To the two he gave the most, they doubled what they had been given. To the servant who received one, he was afraid and buried his and was admonished for it. When we let fear drive our decision making, we are robbed of any blessings. Drive fear out, it is a tool used by the Enemy to steal your joy!

Conquering Spirit



In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

Colossians 2:15



The Holy Spirit that now resides in every believer is NOT a spirit of fear. Fear comes from the enemy. We have been given a Conquering Spirit! We must recognize that all of the negative messages we receive telling us we can’t do something do not come from God. Rely on God’s Spirit to give you discernment and strength in the face of adversity!