And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. (Exodus 4:1-5)
Today's Morsel: What do you do to overcome your fears? Each of us has some level of fear within us. Fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real. Even though Moses' rod became a serpent by God, it was still a rod. But because Moses saw it as a serpent, he fled from it. Moses, understanding the danger of some serpents, feared what was before him. Yet God told him to reach out and take it by the tail. God wanted Moses to understand that He knew you have to take control of your fears if you are going to live for Him and do what He is commanding you to do. Satan will always try to inflict fear in you to prevent you from accomplishing God's purpose and will in your life. But you must take control of your fears. John wrote, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love" (1 John 4:18). When our relationship with Jesus is intact, we don't have to fear what man or Satan can do unto us, because greater is he that is within us, than he that is in the world. So, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" Jesus Christ (Luke 12:32). Take your fears by the tail and they'll become nothing except something for God to use in your life.
Sing: Greater is he that is in me, Greater is he that is in me, Greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world.
Thought for Today: Ain't scared.