[The Glory Unveiled ]
“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child. [ Jeremiah 1:6 ]
Behind the scenes, fear is the real excuse for non performance and neglect of the call of God upon us. Underneath all the beautiful excuses people give for not wanting to carry out their calling is fear. The fear of what could be and what may not be. It is nothing other than what “ifs”, “I can’ts” “whys” etc. These questions and statements we give permission to stop us from acting are actually the voice of fear. When God called Jeremiah as a young boy, he too like many others before him was afraid and wanted to reject the call. But in verse 8 of our focal chapter, we see God talk about Jeremiah’s problem; fear. The Bible says we have not been given a spirit of fear [by God]. So anytime we become afraid, we must be quick to realize that the devil is at it again, trying to dissuade us from following the path of God for us. Fear has stopped many great dreams from seeing the light of day and many desires and aspirations failed because of this same plague. If we would let go of fear, we would see God’s glory. We would manifest dimensions of God’s glory the world is yet to see. But the first step is to let go of fear as it is not of God but the devil. Like light, when faith appears, fear (darkness) flees. The two cannot stay together. God tells Jeremiah that He (God) is with him so that he could have faith and not fear. The same is true in our case. God is with us. We can do whatever God says we should do.
Prayer_Bead: Father in Heaven, thank you for your word. Help me to trust in your word. Let fear be far from me as the east is from the west so that I may fulfill my calling.
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