“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.” – Proverbs 29:25
Fear is suffocating. It literally consumes you from the inside out. It causes you to be blinded to reality and oftentimes suppresses your ability to fulfill what God intended you to be. In my opinion, one of the most dangerous traps you can get entangled in is having the fear of man.
This fear comes in many shapes and sizes, but the results are the same. It ends up CONTROLLING you and the plan God has for your life. When someone fears a man, they are literally controlled by that man. They control your decisions, they control your thoughts, they control your plans, they control your emotions, and ultimately control YOU.
Proverbs is clear that those who fear man will ultimately be trapped in a snare. However, Proverbs says if you put your trust in the Lord, you will be safe. I’m thankful that we have a God that knows all and sees all! I’m thankful that He has our best interest in mind. I’m thankful that He works around the clock to ensure that His children are protected from land mines that could destroy our lives.
I refuse to live my life in fear! Fear of what others think say or do. I will not give an account for others, I have to give an account for me and my household. Don’t live your life in fear of man. Trust God, serve Him, follow His guidance in your life, and He promised He will keep you safe, and direct your paths! God has BIG PLANS for you, but you will never accomplish it being entangled in the snare of fear.