Mark 5:35-36 (NKJV) “ While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”

Fear is of the devil and it has torment. Tormenting fear is not from God (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear contaminates and weakens your faith in God. Fears gives strength to oppression, doubt, unbelief, and anxiety.  From the scriptures we find that whenever God wanted to use an individual to carry out an assignment or He wanted His people to move forward, He would instruct them to not fear or be afraid.  This is because fear is a major inhibiting factor to move forward in life from where you are to where God wants you to be. When you are in fear mode there is just no way that you will experience manifestation of blessings. Whenever you are confronted with an issue, you have a choice to make: to fear and lose or to believe and win. The key enemy you need to subdue for your way forward in life to be effortless, is fear. The antidote  for fear is love: love for God and love for people. Fear only exists when love is absent. I want to encourage you today to conquer fear by putting into use the power of the love of God that has been  poured out in your heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).  Be fearless!