Do you know how to be fearless in the face of fear? Have you ever wanted to be as bold and as brave as Esther?
Hey sis! Being fearless in the Lord is something that I have always wanted to be- to be able to stand up to anyone and declare my faith and my beliefs no matter what anyone or anything has to say about it. The thing is that many of us have grown up being fearful of something our entire lives.
In this time that we are living in, many Christians have grown so accustomed to being afraid to stand out, that instead of being set apart from this world, we blend in. We give up our voice and our will to live the life that God ordained for us from the beginning.
Well, I’m tired of it. I’m tired of seeing so many of us back down and give up when we are meant to fight. The bible wasn’t kidding when it says that we are no longer be slaves to fear because we are children of God, and I hope that this post helps you to learn how to be fearless in the face of fear.
How To Be Completely Fearless In The Face Of Fear: Be Bold And Brave Like Esther
Ever since the introduction of the novel coronavirus, the world has been brought to its knees. We’ve been asked to wear masks, stay 6 feet away from other people, stay home and wash our hands.
Though I can understand why we’ve been asked to do some of these things, I often wonder if we are being asked to do these things out of concern for personal safety or in as a means of having people live in constant fear for their lives.
Don’t get me wrong. The world can be a scary place with crime, corruption and its variety of diseases.
But as women of God, should we be living our lives as though we might get crushed by an asteroid or catch the virus any second? Or, should we be living from the standpoint that Jesus already has the victory so no matter what battle may come our way, God’s already won?
What does God say about being fearless?
Contrary to what some may believe, God actually has a lot to say about being fearless. In the word of God, the bible, the words “do not be afraid” actually appears over 300 times. 365 times if I’m being specific.
That’s a daily source of encouragement for us as women of God.
Whenever we feel afraid or doubtful of what lies ahead, these verses should serve as a constant reminder that we as Christians should have no reason to fear.
If you are not convinced that God doesn’t want us to be afraid, here are 14 verses straight from the bible about courage in the face of fear:
“Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.”
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
“Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.”
“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.”
“His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.”
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”
“Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”
And here is one of my favourites:
“ And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.”
The bible is basically telling us that because God is by our side, and because He fights all our battles, we have no reason to fear. Whenever fear comes knocking at the door of your heart, instead of cowering, send faith to go answer it.
Reasons to Be Fearless And Confident As Christian Women
It’s not always easy being fearless because we’re human and we live in a world ruled by darkness. And this world that we live in actually enjoys playing into the fears that so many of us have to prevent us from becoming the leaders, speakers and preachers that we were born to be.
I remember for years how scared I was of messing up in front of other people. Because I was so afraid of making a fool of myself, I shrunk into the background and decided that backstage was where I belonged.
Giving up the lead in plays and church productions became easy for me to do because it was less risky and no one would say anything if I were to mess up.
The same thing happened once I started blogging and finding myself in front of an audience again. The fear of not looking pretty enough on camera or not sounding eloquent enough on my podcast paralysed me for months. Soon I developed writers block.
God is good though, and He has constantly been giving me reasons to be fearless in the face of fear as a Christian woman and I want to share a few of those reasons with you here.
1 God Is Our Shepherd
In the book of Psalms (Psalm 23 to be precise), the bible tells us that the Lord is our shepherd. But what is the meaning of “The Lord is my shepherd”?
When we call God our shepherd, we are saying that we are under the protection of the almighty God. Just as a regular shepherd, who is out in the field all day, protects his flock from any predators or dangers that might come their way, God takes care of us.
We’ve all probably read stories of shepherds that saved their flock from wolves, drowning or even those sheep that got lost. If an ordinary shepherd can provide that much protection to their sheep, how much more than the almighty God provide protection for us?
As our shepherd, God protects us. He provides for us. He heals us.
What’s even more wonderful is that God loved us so much that He sent His own son to become the sacrificial lamb on that cross all those years ago so that we could have even more protection from evil.
Due to God’s continued role as our shepherd and His ultimate sacrifice, we really should have no reason to fear anything the world (or the devil) might throw our way.
2 God is Our Rock
In Psalm 18:2, the bible tells us that “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
How wonderful it is to know that our Lord God can be all of these things to us!
When the bible describes God as being our rock and our fortress, what do you picture in your mind? I picture a towering fortress, almost like the one in the Justice League cartoons, that is fortified on every side against any attack from an enemy.
God is a place of refuge, security and safety. A place so secure that no enemy, no matter how powerful they seem, can penetrate. If the enemy can not penetrate our fortress then that simply means there is no opening.
Thinking of God as our fortress reminds me of the song “Waymaker” by Sinach. I’ve linked the song below so that you can listen to it for yourself.
3 God Is The Beginning And The End
God is the beginning and the end. When we start reading the bible in the book of Genesis, we learn that God was in the beginning, and He will reign forever as we can see from the book of revelation. God was, is and will always be, and because of this good news we really have no reason to be afraid. Through God our Father, we have an eternal living hope that.
The Lord God has no beginning and no end.
This means that God knows how your entire life will pan out. He knows what would happen the day you were born, and He already knows what you’re going through right now. Things might seem scary and completely out of your control, but take heart that the one who is in control, God, will not end your story until He deems it fit to do so.
In the end, it’s going to be okay and if it’s not okay then sweet woman it is most definitely not the end.
Why Was Queen Esther Brave?
Queen Esther teaches us a lot about being fearless in the face of fear. In fact, I believe that God Called Esther to Bravery just as He calls us to brave in our day to day lives.
In the book of Esther, we are introduced to the Jewish woman Esther. During a time of uncertainty and fear for the Jewish people, God called Esther to be brave in spite of the dangers that may lay in her path. God had a plan for her and He was determined to work in and through Esther because He wanted to save the His people from danger.
Esther could have backed down and stayed in her place. But instead, she decided to stand up for her faith and her people. She decided to put her trust in God before her life and God was able to do a marvellous work in her life.
In this day and age, it is not easy for us to stand up to people in authority like Esther did when she stood up to Haman and his wicked intentions. I’m sure just as we feel fear and doubt at times, Esther felt discouraged and overwhelmed by the thought of saving her people.
But did she give up? No, she didn’t.
God equipped Esther for her battle and He will equip you too.
He gave her the type of faith and courage she would need to be fearless in the face of fear and come out on top.
Because of Esther’s faith in her Heavenly Father, God used her as an instrument to save her fellow people. Queen Esther wasn’t brave because she stood up for her people, she was brave because she stood up for her people in spite of how dangerous the situation was.
How do I Become Fearless In The Face Of Fear?
This is a really good question.
Every year when the clock rings midnight on New Year’s Day, we resolve to be different people. We resolve to change our eating habits and we even state that we’ll go to the gym and work out more and all that good stuff.
As Christians, for us to be completely fearless in the face of fear, we need to make a resolve each and every day we wake up. We need to decide to walk in the victory that God has already won.
Yes, we might not know what our future holds. We might not know if we’ll make it to work in one piece or if we’ll even have food on the table tomorrow. But what we do know is that the God that we serve, the same God who created all of the amazing things in the world, knows our future.
God knows our future, our present and our past, and He has already worked everything out before we even stop to think about a specific problem we might have. Since God knows all of this, and since He has already worked it all out, then we have no reason to fear.
I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to live the best life that I can and to make safe decisions so that I can control the outcome. Doing this, however, was not me living a life of faith. It was me living a make-believe life driven by fear and anxiety. Thankfully I’ve been learning that letting go and leaving my life in the hands of the one who made it in the first place is the most liberating thing I could ever do.
Whenever I feel like things in life are too scary for me to handle, I give them to God. I get on my knees (or get on my couch) and I pray. I worship. I cry before the Lord and I let Him know exactly how I’m feeling.
He never ceases to calm my fears and remind me of who I am in Him.
The only way to truly live a life absent of fear is to live a life completely surrendered to the King of Kings.
Do You Have The Faith And The Courage To Face Your Fears?
God is calling us to be bold, brave, daring and courageous. But do you have the faith and the courage to face your fears?
It is not impossible for us to live a life of faith and fear simultaneously. We can’t have total faith in God, and in His plan for us, and still struggle with fears. I’m human though, and I know that there is no perfect person here on earth who’s a thousand per cent fearless.
We all fears and that’s okay because that means that we are aware of the risks and dangers that exist in life. However, instead of letting our fears and doubts and worries over things (that might not even happen) control us, we need to trust that even if they do happen, that God is in control.
So how can you have the courage to face your fears on a daily basis? Put your complete faith and trust in Jesus Christ, the lover of your soul. He made you. He died for you. He saved you from sin.
God has a wonderful plan for you, and He will give you the strength to tackle every day, every struggle, every obstacle and every challenge. In God, you can be fearless!
For us as Christians, bravery looks ALOT like trust.
What Do You Think?
- What does it mean to be fearless in the fear?
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All my love,