I had to practically help my children deal with fear as they grew up. You would often hear them say stuff like; “You scared me.” Daddy, I’m scared.” While it may look normal for children to be afraid, I had to intentionally teach them God’s word (2 Timothy 1:7) as it relates to fear.

Friend, fear will make you to see uncountable reasons not to pursue your dreams and fulfil your destiny (Matthew 25:22-24). Some have decided to do nothing because they are afraid they might not make anything meaningful out of their lives. You must not continue to allow fear to hold you hostage. Your destiny of greatness is at the other side of fear. Whenever the devil tells you; “What if you fail…?”, you need to reply him by saying; “What if I succeed…?”

Successful people have had to face their fears one time or the other. They have learnt to do it afraid. They have understood that courage is not the absence of fear but the conquest of it. You need to conquer fear. God knows that we would have to confront fear daily that there are approximately 365 “Fear Not” in the Bible; that is one for each day! You have no cause to be afraid any time, any day!

Conquering fear was what empowered Peter to walk on water, but the moment he paid attention to fear, he began to drown (Matthew 14:28-31). God is saying to you now; go forward (Exodus 14:15)! Don’t let fear stop you! Stop ruminating over your past failures and challenges. You need to carry out that vision that the Lord gave you. You need to pursue those goals that you have set for your business and career.

You need to launch that new ministry that the Lord has laid on your heart. You need to go ahead with that relationship. You need to fix that your wedding date. Yes, you need to go apply for that visa. You need to write that book. You need to book an appointment with that investor. You need to get pregnant again as a married woman; don’t let past miscarriages hold you back. you will carry this new pregnancy to delivery.

Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from partaking of the joy and fulfilment of success. God is with you. God is for you. He has your best interest at heart. He has everything figured out. Your brain is too small to calculate how everything will turn out but you can trust the all-knowing God. You may not know what the future holds but you sure know He who holds the future.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria