“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
What is Fear? An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
We should never be afraid because God protects us from seen and unseen forces. He has a covering and an armor over us. God is our everything and we have to believe that He will not leave us out here on our own.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
We have to seek God at all times. He knows what’s best for us and He has our best interest at heart. When we try to do things our way, we stumble and make mistakes. He knows our future and he has a path already laid out for us, we just have to trust Him. At the end of the day, God has the final say in our lives.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 NLT
Being set apart is what makes us different from the world. Doing the right thing is never wrong. Treating people with respect and showing the love of God regardless of the differences in religion, gender or skin color. When we do this in spite of what others may say we will be blessed. We can’t afford to misrepresent God to a world that desperately needs Him.
Song of Solomon 4:7
” You are all together beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way”
God made us in his own image. We are beautiful in our own way and as women we have to see that. Your outside appearance will fade but your inner beauty will last. We should always walk in confidence, grace, and beauty. See yourself as God sees you!
2 Timothy 2:22-24
“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.”
Temptations come at our weakest moments in life. It looks good and harmless but it’s very deceiving. When we find ourselves in God, he can help us to stay away and lead a righteous life. The people that we hang with can lead us down the wrong path so we have to be strong enough to say no and not be pressured into sin. We have to show the love of God and not get caught up in the foolish things of this world.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”
This world puts more emphasis on the outer appearance than anything else. As women we are so much more than our looks. Those things will fade but our fear of the Lord will get us further in life. When we fear God we take on integrity, modesty, dignity and respect for ourselves. We know our worth and it’s through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!