Where is your head at? Often mine is worrying about how I am being perceived.
Fear is a natural emotion in humans. Choosing what to fear is the important distinction.
So often, I choose to fear the opinion of men. I make it my god. A merciless god who wants to keep me tucked away as a slave.
God has other plans. Our minds need to be transformed to not fear man of the earth, but fear the God of heaven. When we are more concern about how we are perceived by God than man, we can walk in courage as we read, trust, and obey His commands.
Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Mark 4:40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Joshua 1:7-9 “Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
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