This is a Q&A posed by Gospel Today Magazine to reinvention strategist and life catalyst, Marshawn Evans. Gospel Today (GT) asked Marshawn a poignant question that I believe relates to all of us so I wanted to share it with you here.
GT: Fear is a guised force that neutralizes progress. How can the believer confront and overcome “fear” and move to discovering and using their gifts of service (in the church and in the marketplace)?
Evans: Without (the presence of) fear, there would be no need for faith! But first, we must have a proper understanding of who we are in Him. The Bible declares that “greater is He that’s within us than He that’s in the world.” Knowing our God-given identity will validate that we’re designed to be over comers. Fear is an enemy that we’re supposed to tackle yet we recoil and run the other way. God never intended for us to shroud because we’re afraid. Faith uses fear for its ultimate benefit. It’s like a gym weight, without the exercise of it, there’s nothing to resist or overcome. It’s necessary for our strengthening and conditioning so we have to elevate our understanding—God never promised an easy life but a victorious one. When we press pass fear, we advance to the next level. The proper perspective and approach is when we run toward fear, it runs away from us because it automatically cowers when confronted just as an intimidating bully having more bark than bite!
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