Satan will do anything he can to elevate our fears, trying to make them greater than God. One of his primary purposes is to instill fear in our lives and take our focus off of God.
The other day my daughter and I were at the park when my daughter said, “I’m thirsty.” I said, “There is a water fountain over there, go get a drink of water.” My daughter said, “I want a drink of water, but there is a wasp over there.” I went over to inspect the situation to find the wasp had already left. I told my daughter the wasp was gone, but she wouldn’t go near the water fountain because she was still afraid she would get stung. Even though the wasp wasn’t there anymore she still wouldn’t go near where it was.
How many times has the enemy done this in our lives? He instills fear in us so we can’t go where God is trying to lead us.
Allowing fear to dictate and control our responses and actions will always keep us from God’s greater plans. When fear is greater than God, we will always live a defeated life that is stuck.
When God is greater than fear, we will always live a life that is filled with His abundant blessings and victory.
1 Peter 5:8 NIV, ”Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”