I am so overwhelmed and overjoyed when I think of the matchless, incomparable, immeasurable and unconditional love of Jesus for us. I’m in tears just writing about it.
My eyes were opened today to the revelation of God’s patience and love for us. We always read and speak about God’s definition of love in the scriptures. However, when this revelation truly hits us, it leaves us in total awe and jaw-dropping amazement at how much God really loves and cares for us.
God Wants to Love Away ALL of our Fears and Doubts.
There is no fear in love; perfect love that is. Christ's ‘perfect love’ destroys ALL fear. The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:18 that if we fear we have not yet been made perfect in love. You see, God wants to eliminate ALL of our fears today in His love; not just partially set us free. Everything our Father does is perfect and He is faithful to complete all that He has started in us. Each step we take closer into His love, is a step further away from fear. Keep on pressing..
Not Yet Perfected in Christ's Love?
Guess what? Even if you have not yet been made perfect in God's love the good news is that God is patient to walk you through the process of overcoming fear and anything else that’s outside of His love and truth. I am undergoing my personal process of overcoming fear and I’m in awe of God’s patience with me as I’m learning and growing in Him in all areas of my life. This is indeed a beautiful journey. God is shattering all of my fears. He is transforming my life completely from the inside out! Holy Spirit helps me to tackle every challenge and fear with His love and through scriptures. I pray that you too will embark on this journey with me in saying no to fear and yes to God's love.
Remember that good old verse in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13:4 which tells us that ‘love is patient and kind’? This verse will come alive to you in living color as you make room for God’s love to take over your life completely. What is there really to fear? I have no idea but often times we are distracted by this powerless monster that roars like a lion.
When you make space for God’s love to truly invade your heart, you will experience Him. He will reveal to you in fullness His patience and kindness. God is love. His patience and kindness is to propel us to emerge into the fullness of our identity as His sons and daughters.
We Have too Much Potential to Allow Fear to Keep Us Silent
We are called to greater works for the Kingdom. We are called to have the mind of Christ and to follow His example. We are called to rule and have dominion over the earth. We are called to walk in the supernatural in an even greater capacity than Christ did when He walked the earth. “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).
God has placed so much in us and He is willing to walk us through the process no matter the cost until He gets us to that place of greater. He sees the potential in us even when we fail to see it in ourselves. Even when others fail to see potential in us, God sees it and He will bring you to this amazing revelation in His love!
Are You Ready for Change?
God understands when we feel that “we’re not ready”. He is patient and loving to equip us and allow us to grow in confidence in Him until we come to the revelation and realization that “we are ready because we are free”. However, are you ready to be free from those fears? Are you ready for a change? It’s all up to us to desire freedom in every area of our lives. God is patient to walk us through the process but we must be willing to partner with Holy Spirit in order to overcome!
From time to time, we will experience feelings of fear or doubt; but do not camp out there! Fear is not truth. Keep moving and pressing forward into God's love by faith...
Faith without works is dead
You cannot overcome unless you activate your faith by working towards your goals. You cannot walk fully in your freedom unless you first take a step to ask God in faith and then move on His word and instructions to activate your faith. In order to step out of fear, you must do just that, take a step in faith to follow God's voice wherever He leads.“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (James 2:14-17)
Partner with Holy Spirit
We were not created to accomplish goals on our own or to overcome challenges in our own strength. God never intended for us to walk this earth without His help and guidance. We were created to partner with Him within the earth in order to fulfill purpose. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.” (Zechariah 4:6)
We must abide constantly in the presence of God. We cannot function apart from Him. Christ makes this clear to us in John 15:5 where He states: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
As you remain in the vine, you will partner with Holy Spirit in fulfilling purpose and walking in the supernatural love of God! Whatever you do, stay connected and continue to persevere during your season of testing because God promises to bring you through! You WILL walk in your freedom. Continue Believing it and declaring it by faith: "I AM FREE". God will teach you how to walk in this freedom. “The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” (Psalm 34:22)
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:10)
You are coming out!
“Freely You Have Received; Freely Give”
God is leading you to freedom everyday. However, that freedom is not just for your benefit. God is so good that He wants all people to experience that same freedom He led you to receive. After you have been set free, share that freedom with others.
Don’t remain silent; tell others of God’s love, compassion and grace!
Be patient with others…
Encourage others even during your personal process of growth….
Your freedom story is not to be kept hidden. You are a testimony! Don’t give up! Instead, let go of everything holding you back and just free fall into the arms of Jesus! He won’t let you fall! He will never leave you nor forsake you. Just believe.
Additional Scripture References
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us”. (1 John 4:11-12)
Let’s journey together to FREEDOM; it is our portion!
Blog Post Written by Andrika Moss