‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,but of power,love and self-discipline.’ 2 Timothy 1:7(NLT)
The Holy Spirit in us is the third person in trinity and being God himself, he is not scared by anything whatsoever. He can make the most timid of persons the bravest. He is that able!
As the redeemed, we have the Holy Spirit residing in us and as such we should serve God and not fear. How do I mean? We shouldn’t pretend to trust God with all our hearts while a part of us still gives in to doing certain things,not because we love God but because we are scared.
For instance, you get a message that says something like ‘if you love Jesus, forward this to all your contacts. If you don’t, so,so and so negative things will happen.’ Then you might be tempted to forward the message, not mainly because you love Jesus,rather,because you are scared of the threat of negative things that might happen. This is wrong!!! Isn’t the power of the Lord greater than any threat whatsoever? Never give in to fear! God is the one to be feared and thus only him should you obey out of the reverential fear that you have for him. You shouldn’t be subdued by the fear of other things that are channeled to you through various media.
My friends, please beware. You should take your time to listen to the Holy Spirit before deciding on the line of action in response to any message you get. Such messages that include threats if one doesn’t forward them are so common these days, don’t be caught in the trap of spreading a message whose source’s aim is to propagate fear. Let the Holy Spirit guide you on which to forward and which not to. Also pray to the father to help you be bold so as to make the right decisions always. Serve God, not fear!!!
I do not pretend not to have forwarded such messages in the past. As a matter of fact, I have. However, going forward, I will be most careful with the messages I share,making sure that I do not forward messages about Christ out of fear of whatever repercussions that are included in the messages but because I love God,seek to please him and follow his lead as he guides on which to share or not. He has given me a spirit of power, love and self-discipline! Hallelujah!
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN YOUR COMMENTS AND KINDLY FORWARD THIS ARTICLE AS LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.