I have shared with you a message from the Holy Spirit regarding fears that we must get rid of because they will work against God’s plan for you in 2022.
The first was a fear of death. A fear of death will interfere with you finishing your ministry. The second was the fear of the enemy. The enemy is going to challenge God’s purpose for your life, but you need not fear because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
Today, we finish with our third fear. Before we begin, let’s look again at God’s word regarding fear:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
Fear that tries to stop you from obeying your God is an enemy. Fear originates from a lack of trust in God’s word and a lack of security in His love. If you love the Lord more than anything else – fear will not stop you from obeying Him.
With that foundation, let’s move to the final fear we must get rid of – the fear of disappointment.
As believers, we sometimes disagree with God over how and when He should perform His purposes. We read the gospels – the book of Acts and the desire for kingdom exploits fills us with anticipation for what is to come.
But, the pathway to the promise confuses – God’s timing and His ways are perfect but discontent builds when He doesn’t follow our order of fulfillment. The Holy Spirit has instructed me to tell you that you will not be disappointed if you trust Him. Trust equates to faith. Faith equates to fulfillment. Fulfillment equates to joy. So, you can live with constant joy because you will not be disappointed by God.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ROMANS 5:5
Rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Don’t allow tribulations or the passing of time confuse you about God’s purposes. Even tribulation and waiting upon God are producing for you.
Your confident assurance/hope in God will not bring disappointment. You already have the death and resurrection of God. You already have the infilling of His Holy Spirit. You already abide in His love.
How can you believe that disappointment will be the product of these realities?
2022 will be a year of warfare. It will be a year of confrontation. But it will not be a year of disappointment!
But I am still full of confidence, because I know whom I have trusted, and I am sure that he is able to keep safe until that Day what he has entrusted to me. 2 Timothy 1:12 GNT
I have no reason to fear death but I have a lot of reason to celebrate it.
I have no reason to fear the enemy but he has a lot of reasons to fear me.
I have no reason to fear disappointment because God will not fail.