Fear causes us to react poorly in every situation. Addiction, codependency, anger, control and a multitude of coping mechanisms are a product of fear. We fear the unknown so we take control. Of everything and sometimes everyone around us. We fear people’s opinions of us, so we cope with a thing called codependency or people-pleasing. We fear pain, so we escape with unhealthy ways of coping that develop into addiction. We fear loss of control, so we exhibit anger. This is how so many of us have moved through life: responding to fear.
But God sent His Son to pay the ultimate price so we could be called sons and daughters of God. Shed the identity that fear has enslaved you with and step into your true identity: a loved child of God. That title comes with authority and God-given power to walk out deliverance! Whatever your unhealthy coping mechanism is/was, that is no longer your master once you believe that God loves you and Christ paid for you to be FREE!
As we are moving into this new year, shed the old you and begin to put on the identity of a child of God! You are LOVED!
“But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.” -John 1:12