Do not fear what all that this people fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear…

Isaiah 8:13

In the Christian life, one of the most important things you can do in order to move forward in the mission of God is to fight fear.

Fear is something that we must perpetually fight because the tactic of the enemy is to make us believe that the world is a scary place and that we have therefore no place ministering to it.

But as light, we must be a people who go to the darkness. And in order to go and to confront darkness and dark people we must be a people who are not afraid.

But what I realized was that fighting fear is not just a necessary for mission, but actually, the fight of fear is also the fight for worship.

To live in fear of anything or anyone is to, in a sense, worship them.

People gripped with fear of something will bow down and do everything in order to avoid it. If you’re afraid of spiders and you see one, that spider has you under its control. Whether you like it or not, it dictates your actions by virtue of your fear.

Fear keeps us from obeying God. I don’t want to fear anyone or anything because I want to only obey Jesus.

To fear something or someone is to make them your god.