Do Not Promote and Spell Out Our Fear (Evening)
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Before raised to be a fearless warrior, Gideon was a weak-minded man and lived in defeat. Look at how he openly answered the calling of God. Gideon claimed that he came from the smallest tribe and was the youngest of his people (Judges 6:15). In his mind, he was nobody, and the enemy await was too, though. Unsurprisingly, because of his words, his situation never changed. He lived in fear, and problems seemed to continue to be bigger and more pressing.
Problems and pressure in life are evident, but we should recognize that we have choices to see the problem from the perspective of humans or the eyes of God. Just like Gideon, who perceived his life from a human standpoint, what he said, and conditions were actual, BUT IT WAS ALSO PROVEN THAT IT DID NOT DO HIM ANY FAVOR TO SOLVE HIS PROBLEM. He became more controlled and depressed by the spirit of fear. When God changed his perception by saying that he was a brave man, the exact enemy now seemed beatable. Since Gideon stopped exaggerating his weak condition, the power came, and he rose to be a hero.
Keeping a problem simple with our words does not necessarily deny the existence of the problem; instead, we are LOOKING AT THE FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE which is from the presence of God, His promises, and His rhema. This is what bound to do. To do so, we must develop an intimate relationship with God. Go to the Upper Room and commit to taking part in our church’s 21 days Fasting Prayer. By this, we will see our problems as God sees them. We will conquer fear, and in the end, victory will be ours. Alleluia!
Do not WEAKEN ourselves from PROMOTING and SPELL OUT our fear.
1. Which one are you, a person who sees problems from your view our God’s?
2. What is the difference between spelling out your problem and spelling out God’s promise and His greatness?
3. What do you need to do to avoid promoting and spelling out your fear?
“Lord, thank you for the power of words that You put in our lips and tongue. Teach and enable us to use the power to declare Your will and promise in our life. Give us strength to conquer the fear that inhibits victory from transpiring in our life. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”