If fear did not exist, what would your life look like? How would you dream? What would you do? Where would you go? How would you live for Jesus? Do you know what it is to be fearless?
Fear has a way of crushing hope, clouding truth and holding futures captive. It subtly sneaks up on you and debilitates your mind and alters your direction. It is ruthless. You could be living in fear without even realising it.
The devil understands the debilitating power of fear and he utilises it to stop us from going where God wants us to go and doing what God wants us to do. He paralyses our present and gets us fearing our future, by bringing up our past. He uses fear to have us question our identity and purpose.
The greatest antidote to fear is faith. Faith in Jesus.
When we have faith in Jesus and discover who we are in Him, we can stand bold, courageous and victorious. With God given identity comes God given purpose, and with purpose, comes the confidence to stare fear in the face and call it a liar. When we know that we are children of God, who are loved, delighted in, forgiven, set apart, righteous and co-heirs with Christ, we live fearless.
When we live fearless, people see Jesus like they have never seen Him before.
Our world doesn’t need a new definition for Christianity. It needs a new declaration of Christianity. A declaration from a fearless generation who live with bold faith because they know who they are and whose they are. A generation who accomplish great things for God because they know that fear is a learnt trait and that loneliness, worry and anxiety are all lies.
We are that generation! We don’t let fear distort our vision, faith or dreams, because we follow the Fearless One!
We know that perfect love casts out all fear. We might not know what the future holds, but we know who holds it. We know that fear and faith are the fruit of what we choose to focus on, so we decide to focus on Jesus, the perfecter of our faith.
We are a generation full of hope for the future, on a mission to declare the good news of Jesus. We are a generation who stand bold, courageous and victorious.
We are the fearless generation!
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Written by Reuben Skewes