The Fragile State of Transition Thoughts of Returning
Exodus 14:13 – Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.”
There are two things to see in this verse – first, stand firm. Faith demands a firm platform. You don’t need a lot of faith – Jesus said just a grain can move a mountain, but it needs to be unwavering.
Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. George Mueller.
Second, don’t be afraid. Fear will paralyze. Any time I have had an open vision it scared me and the vision would start to disappear: that is why many times you see in the Bible, when an angel appears and tells the person not to be afraid. Fear is actually a product of the sin nature.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
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. The Holy Spirit is working on you to rid you of fear – fear of failure, what if I miss God …fear of the unknown.
John Mason, says;
Don’t ever let your quest for balance become an excuse for not taking the unique, radical, invading move that God has directed you to take. Many times the attempt to maintain balance in life is really just an excuse for being lukewarm. In Joshua 1:6, 7, 9 the Lord says three times to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous.” I believe that He is saying the same thing to all believers today.
Note: text extracted from Pastor Gabriel Chong Yew Chan’s sharing on The Fragile State of Transition Thoughts of Returning by Mike Picone – http://thesolidfood.org/en/the-fragile-state-of-transition-thoughts-of-returning-by-mike-picone/