Reason # 13: You can count it all joy because God did not give you a spirit of fear.

If you listen long enough to what people are saying you can hear an element of fear rising in the atmosphere!

Merriam Webster dictionary describes fear as “Frighten, to feel fear in (oneself) to have a reverential awe of (fear God), to be afraid of: expect with alarm, (fear the worst), to be afraid or apprehensive, (feared for their lives.)

The only fear that we should entertain from the above definition is a healthy respect of who God is. Having this type of reverential fear will cause us to gain knowledge and walk in wisdom. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Fear in any form must be resisted for it is contagious and it will bring torment to the heart and mind. Therefore, let us not be afraid of the things that we see and hear. For no matter what is going on in our lives God’s Word says we are to fear not!

Stop living your life,

In the fear of man,

And do not stress over things

That you cannot understand.

Stop living your life,

In the fear of man;

But daily seek for God’s wisdom

And do what you can.

Stop living your life,

In the fear of man;

But look for the true favor

That comes only from His hands.