NAVIGATE AND OVERCOME FEAR
Be the One family,
Thanks for taking the time to read this. My hope is these emails give you some encouragement as you head into your weekend.
Do you ever get discouraged or heavy when you think about your life, your tomorrow or the coming days? Sure, Jesus instructed us to stay focused on Him and put everything we have into today, because we don’t get to control tomorrow. I see many in this season who are struggling with fear. For the next few weeks, I want to write on how to navigate and overcome fear. If this ministers to your heart, please feel free to send this to a friend to encourage them as well.
As believers, we want to live a life of power, joy, and compassion. We want to live above our problems and continue to be a light in a lost world and sometimes that gets heavy. Sometimes we struggle with our fears. Those fears can hinder our momentum and cause us to live under heaviness rather than overcoming in victory. House family, let's take a second to identify the fears that would cause our hearts and minds to be burdened.
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Let's talk about how to navigate and overcome three fears that we all have to deal with. I will give you one today and the others in the coming weeks. Let's talk about this first fear.
Fear of Rejection- It's so easy to carry the weight of rejection from past relationships and family. Unknowingly, we can live under a mantle of heaviness that begins to produce distance, hardness, and scepticism because of something that happened years ago. I want you to know you don’t have to live under this fear. The fear of rejection will limit your future.
I believe God is bringing you new friends, new opportunities, and more influence. Jesus loved you so much, He gave His life for you, so you can know you are not rejected; you are loved. That means that nasty text you just received, that continual rejection from family members or that conflict that just happened, you are not rejected. Jesus cares, He is present in that pain, and He is closer than you think. You will not be rejected by Him. Today, take a minute and ask Jesus, “Am I holding any rejection that is limiting my future?”
I’m praying for you,
Pastor Steven Sexton// Founder of Be the One