2024 Abide Fast Daily Devotionals

January 19 | Living Fearlessly, Part 1

“You are my servant; I have chosen you.” Isaiah 41:9 

Have you ever wondered how animal trainers are able to control a five-ton elephant and keep it from running away? They do it by controlling the animal’s thinking. When a baby elephant is being trained, a rope is placed around its leg and then tied to a wooden post secured in the ground. The elephant, not yet strong, pulls at the rope but is unable to break it or to pull up the post. Eventually it gives up. From that point forward when the elephant’s leg is secured it believes it cannot get away, even though it is fully capable of escaping. It remembers its struggle. That’s one reason it’s said, “elephants never forget”. And we are like that too. 

Our thinking limits us, just as an elephant’s does. Often, our thought life is burdened by fear. Fearful thoughts can stunt our spiritual growth and hinder our intimacy with Christ. You may be afraid of failure or rejection, but often what we fear has no connection to reality. Here’s the good news: fear can be overcome. The first step to overcoming is to believe God when He says, “You are my servant; I have chosen you; do not fear, for I am with you. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (v. 9-10).

Consider: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal every thought that is limiting you. Take those thoughts captive and ask the Holy Spirit to release vision over your heart and mind. 


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