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Fear



Fear

JC Thompson |

2 Peter 1:3 helps us understand that Fear is not the Boss of me.








Fear is not the BOSS of me.

 

God's power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life. 

2 Peter 1:3 (NIrV)

 

What is the opposite of FEAR?

 

Peace. The opposite of fear is peace.

 

God gives us one of these things? Which one does God give us: Fear or Peace?

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.   2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

 

When you truly trust God you experience peace. God is bigger than anything and everything that ever happens to you in your life. He controls, acts, and is responsible for everything in your life. We must learn to trust God more than fear anything else.

 

Do you trust God? Then what are you afraid of?

 

When I TRUST God, I will not FEAR anything else.

 

The Bible is a help for us.

 

When you fear the future. Matthew 10:31

When you fear what people might think of you or what they might do to you. Psalm 56:11

When you fear doing something difficult Proverbs 28:1

 

When you trust God, you won’t fear anything. Fear is not the boss of me.

 

Big people, sometimes you look at these little people and you think, why are you afraid of that? It seems irrational some of the little people fears. But I bet some of these little people in here look at what you are afraid of and think how crazy is that?

 

Let me give you a couple

 

Ice Cream. (MILKSHAKE PICTURE)

 

Some of you in here are afraid that you will eat too much ice cream and people won’t accept you or that you won’t feel good about yourself. I rarely find a child who is afraid of a big bowl of delicious ice cream.

 

Mondays. (MONDAY MEME)

 

Now kids may not like Mondays, but I see some adults thinking their world is ending on Mondays. It’s a day of the week.

 

Mail. (picture of Mailbox)

 

Kids love to check the mail. Adults don’t like checking the mail. Why? Bills. We hate that we have to pay for the blessings in our life like a home and clean running water and air conditioning and 2 day shipping.

 

All fears seem irrational when you have a true picture of who God is. But do we really trust God, do we really believe His promises?

 

What do we do when we experience fear? We run to Him. We cry out to Him for help.

 

When I am AFRAID, I can RUN to God

 

5Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

6-7Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.                                              Philippians 4:5-7 (MSG)

 

God will meet us when we run to Him!

 

He is there to help you, to receive you, to protect you and to lead you.

 

But you have to trust God more than you trust your fear. Do you?

 

Kids, do you trust God more than your fear, let me hear you?

 

Adults, do you trust God more than your fear? Let me hear you?

 

So let’s work like God is in control.

 

Let’s play like God is in control.

 

Let’s build relationships with our friends, family, neighbors, and enemies like God is in control.

 

Let’s give like God is in control.

 

Let’s love like God is in control.

 

Let’s live like God is in control, instead of your fears.

 

Why?

 

Because “FEAR IS NOT THE BOSS OF ME!”

 

Let’s pray.

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