I was going to post something else, which I edited and re-edited many times. This gave me a check in my spirit, because I had no peace about it. So, this is my final draft which after much editing has actually got a point!
I had an epiphany a week ago. I realised that I had been modifying my behaviour because of fear of man. And when this thunderbolt hit me, I was so angry at myself. I had been cheating no one but myself, out of friendships, connections and relationships with like-minded people, OUT OF FEAR of man!
God gave me a scripture which helped me put this into words, because I now recognized the face of the problem but could not put a name to it. That verse is: Prov 29 v 25: The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
God showed me through this verse that by fearing someone, I was modifying my behaviour and I was hurting myself, as the verse says, creating a snare for MYSELF! I should not have done this, I should have trusted the Lord, He would have protected me from that which I feared. This is why you now see me on Facebook :)
Ps 27 v 1: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?
|God released me of my fear|
Lord, forgive me for hiding my life because of fear of man! And thank you for releasing me from my own self-made snare! Amen
My encouragement to you is to not fear man, because you trap yourself! Trust God - He frees you.
I'm linking with Jen at Finding Heaven for Soli Deo Gloria