The Restored Orchard

Misplaced Fears

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries with his feet [acting impulsively and proceeding without caution or analyzing the consequences] sins (misses the mark).

Proverbs 19:2 AMP

As a young child, I typically had two responses to things that frightened me: dive in head first or hide. Often times the latter would find me hiding behind my mother’s skirt. As an adult, I still find myself doing the same thing; hiding or impulsive action. It’s this same type of impulsiveness that the bible warns Believers about.

Why would impulsiveness be frowned upon? Perhaps it is because human nature defaults to carry things out in our own strength. How many times have we made hasty decisions and wound up outside of the will of God?

Acting impulsively often leads to mistakes. Yet, Believers are called to exercise caution and restraint. And what’s more, Believers are also called to act, not freeze or hide. When faced with fear, we have the perfect opportunity to turn towards Christ and place our trust in the right place.

A Prayer Starter…

Dear Heavenly Father, Today, we place our fears at Your feet. We will no longer act impulsively or be held hostage by our fears. We refuse to miss the mark of Your will for our lives….

S.L.E.

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