God has not given us a spirit of fear. End of discussion. I don’t care how you try to frame it, fear is not from God. No, a little fear is not good because if you give fear an inch it will steal acres of your life.
How do you avoid being motivated by fear?
1. Be motivated by the calling in your life. Paul told Timothy to flame the fire of the spiritual gift imparted to him because God did not give him a spirit of fear. God is calling us to walk toward something not away from anything. We should focus on what God has called us for not what we stand against.
2. Be motivated by love. A parent will be emboldened to go into the scariest of places to rescue their child if necessary. They are more driven by the love for their child than the perceived danger ahead. Perfect love casts out fear.
Recognize when fear is motivating you. How do you know? When your actions are driven more by what you don’t want to see than what you do want to see, you are being motivated by fear. Break up partnership with fear and embrace freedom.
Pray this with me: Father, today, I refuse to partner with fear. Give me a greater revelation of your love. Remind me of the calling on my life. I choose today to partner with the Holy Spirit and be motivated by your power, your love. I have a sound mind. I have the mind of Christ. Father, I trust in you and declare my future is bright. You are for me Lord and nothing or no one can stand against me; no weapon will succeed against me; every tongue that arises against me shall be condemned. I will not fear.
“I’m writing to encourage you to fan into a flame and rekindle the fire of the spiritual gift God imparted to you when I laid my hands upon you. For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:6-7 TPT