A Voice for Every Christian Woman
Today's Bible Verse: Proverbs 29:25 - The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
There was a time in my life, before I gave my life to Christ; I was a people-pleaser big time! Having grown up in big family and an abusive home, I was starving for love and acceptance and trying to please everyone was the way I chose to get my own need met. This behavior followed me well into my adult years and as a single mom. I was fearful nobody would love me and so I became a chronic people-pleaser!
One big lesson I learned from my experience is this: fear of any kind (other than the fear that protects you from "real" danger or harm) is straight from the devil! I have found that the most pervasive type of fear that traps people is the fear of people!
The fear of people is a deadly trap! You often hear of people who have done to horrific things because they were afraid to tell someone NO! Fear of people has been and still is a deadly trap for the woman who's fearful to leave an abusive relationship.
One of the worst cases of the fear of a person is Adolf Hitler! He so inflicted fear that it wiped out a generation of innocent Jewish women, men, and children. Yes, this is an extreme case; however, it didn't happen overnight. It happened overtime.
Fear of people is a deadly trap and oftentimes can be fatal! So, take today's Bible verse very seriously and meditate on it until you get revelation for your own life, especially if you are dealing with this very issue in your own life!