“Many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’-The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” Mark 10:48; Proverbs 29:25.
If we’re going to make a fresh start with faith in our life, we have to face our fears. Don’t let fear control you! Fear has an incredible ability to paralyze our potential, to keep us from launching out, to keep us from having faith in our lives. The story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10 made us realise that when we choose fear over faith, it makes us skeptical. Of course, we’re afraid of trying anything new when we’re afraid generally..it makes us selfish because we’re afraid to commit to God and to others..it makes us shortsighted because we focus on the past and not on the future.
But God is asking you to do something greater than you’ve ever done before: He’s asking you to depend on him completely. That may seem a bit scary? But when God asks something of us, you and I have a choice: (a) We can fall back on our fears and stay the way we are? Or (b) we can move past our fears and step forward in faith? God is always waiting to meet us on the other side of any take a step of faith. Good luck as you take the giant leap this year in Jesus name, Shalom!