Fear has the ability to cripple us and make us ineffective in what we are called to do. I saw a recent example of this in the movie The King’s Speech, in which the newly crowned King of England was terrified of speaking in public because of a lifelong speech impediment (stutter). His fear was only increased due to the ability of the inter-continental radio to reach, in one speech, millions within the British Empire. Also, the people were in a place of fear because of the Nazi advancement throughout Europe which was threatening England and were now looking for stability through the Government and the newly crowned King George V.
Despite what you may have thought, there are no fearless people in the bible, nor is fear an example of unbelief. If God calls you to do something there will be an element of fear, in fact without fear there would be no need of faith. In a very real sense, God uses our fear to grow and develop our faith. The question we all need to ask when dealing with fear is whether or not your fear is crippling you from doing what God has called you to do?
It’s as we step out in spite of our fear, God grows and develops our faith. As Christians our experience is that we grow, “from faith to faith” Rom.1:17 NASB, but, as I said before we all know what it is to experience an element of fear in stepping out in faith. Praise God that as we go through the various challenges of life we discover a God who is there to help us in every way and who always proves faithful!
“As they pass through the Valley of Baca, (or place of tears), they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion” Psalm 84:6, 7.
I think you should check out the movie the King’s Speech because of the awesome personal victory that King George V gained as he confronted his fears head on and was therefore used to bring a needed stability in a time of great turmoil.