I do not like to stand in front of an audience and speak. Recently I had to speak to three large groups of people. To overcome my fear, I did not convince myself that I was a great speaker. Instead, I relied on God’s promise in verse 7 of our Bible Reading. “The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control.”
That verse tells me three things that will help me conquer my fears. First, I have power. This power from the Holy Spirit gives me the confidence to overcome my fears. Second, I have love. When I love others, I do not focus on myself. Instead, I focus on others and then I am not worried. Third, I have self-control. This helps me remember that God loves me and that I need to depend on His Word.
With God’s help, we can conquer our fears. Depend on Him and His grace today!