Have you ever felt like the Lion in the Wizard of Oz, standing in the hallway, holding your tail between your hands, eyes closed and whispering, I do believe – I do – I do – I do believe!
Of course we don’t have tails to hold on to, but, we do have fears, doubts and regrets. Oh, we hold on to those feelings as tightly as the Lion held his tail.
Fear is the author of all feelings including doubt, regret, anger and bitterness.
Fear Not! Jesus has given you authority and the power of a strong mind.
(2 Timothy 1:7) For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
(2 Timothy 1:6) For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Don’t hold on to the feelings of fear – Step out in power and influence – You have the weight, the clout, the conviction and the confidence the Word gives you when you call out in Jesus’ name.
Fan the flame of the Word when you are being attacked. Don’t be the timid Lion anymore. Become the King/Queen of your Jungle! Great things will happen when you are stepping out in faith.
(Habakkuk 2: 2-3) the LORD replied: Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.