One By One
Romans 8:18-10:21Romans 8:34-37, “Christ Jesus who died — more than that, who was raised to life — at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Imagine walking barefoot on a wooden deck and getting several splinters. You have a few options. You can pretend they don’t exist and risk them getting infected. You can try to wipe them out all at once with a rag, but there’s no way to do that effectively. Or, you can strategically use tweezers to remove the splinters one by one. Initially, this final course of action is more difficult and time-consuming, but you’ll eventually be able to resume walking pain-free.
Dealing with fear is similar. We can choose to ignore it, but that gets us nowhere. We can try to distract ourselves, but that’s just a temporary diversion. Or, we can decide to employ God’s winning strategy to eradicate it from our lives completely.
Eliminating fear is an intentional and strategic process of taking one small incremental step at a time. Through daily prayer, spending time in the Word, and little progressive personal goals, we CAN and WILL overcome it as we walk in the freedom that Jesus secured for us the moment He burst forth victoriously from the grave!
So, what will it be? Because you can choose a life splintered by fear, or you can be more than a conqueror through CHRIST who LOVES YOU!
Dear Heavenly Father, I’m ready to eradicate the unhealthy fear in my life. I lean on Your power to help me take my first step today as I move forward in the freedom of Your love. Through You, I am more than a conqueror! In Jesus’ name, Amen.