The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 NKJV
It’s part of living for Christ.
These are His own words.
Awarning us of the enemy and showing the stark difference between Himself and God’s enemy.
Since there is an enemy, it means we need to be aware of the traps used to ensnare us.
There are many ways one is disguised, but the basis of a powerful gripping debilitating snare is
Stop and ponder the poor choices which have been made due to fear.
The reactions to others, due to fear.
What would even one day look like if fear was totally absent?
It’s a powerful, even deadly, snare.
The Father understands the danger.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Matthew 10:28 NKJV
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Luke 12:7 NKJV
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.'”
Romans 8:15 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
II Timothy 1:7 NKJV
And there are many more verses which deal with fear.
Yet, it’s so easy to fall into.
The only way to combat the snare is with faith and trust in Christ Jesus.
He alone can save our souls from the consequences of sin.
He alone can remove the sticky web of fear.
It is through total surrender that one can live in faith and trust in Jesus.
Only when one let’s go of control and passes it into God’s hands can they hold tightly to Jesus.
When that transfer comes the lines of fear are cut.
But it’s a daily, sometimes moment-bu-moment choice.
But nothing can compare to the blessings of the sticky, terrible, strings of fear being done away with.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for cutting the tangled mess of sin and fear. Please continue to help me see the strings and snares of the enemy, that I might avoid those areas. Lord, please continue to teach me how to surrender. I know it’s easy for me to want to control things, it’s hard for me to give up my desire to make the decisions, or to look after my best interests. Really, You alone know what is the best for me and only through total submission can I hear Your plan for me. Thank You for Your patience. Thank You for Your faithfulness and love. May my life be used by You to help others become free from fear.