I am writing to remind you of things you and I both already know.
The first is: I am not who I used to be. I am a completely new creation of Jesus Christ and He is at work in my life (2 Corinthians 5:17). And I don’t have to obey you anymore. You used to rule my emotions, direct my decisions, and sabotage my thoughts but not anymore. I was sentenced to die apart from God because of my rebellion against Him, but I have been pardoned because Jesus took my sins and died in my place. I have accepted His gift and He has assured me of eternal life, joy. God is now in charge and I am free. And I refuse to sacrifice my joy, my peace, and my purpose to you!
The second thing is God is in control and He promises me I will lack no good thing (Psalms 34:10). You fooled me into thinking I couldn’t trust God, and it would be better if I took control. But we both know that is a lie on top of a lie. There is only One Who never lies (Titus 1:2), always keeps His promises, and is without fail looking out for my good – His name is Jesus. He is the Faithful One (2 Thessalonians 3:3) and I will trust Him. (Oh, and I am totally over that other lie too: Like I have the authority or the ability to be in charge…that is just too funny :0).
And that brings me to my third point: Christ has forgiven my past. The Holy Spirit indwells my present. And God is sculpting my future. Even if this life is hard – and it will be – even if it is short, and compared to eternity it will be, and even if I don’t get everything what I want (which I won’t... and this is a good thing), Fear, you are just holding me back. I am following Jesus, wherever He leads. I don’t need you – anymore.
Ps. God says not to fear which means, you are part of those temptations I always have an escape from (1 Corinthians 10:13). So, don’t expect to hear from me again.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.