By April Poynter
I remember in 2011, right before I spun out of control with fear, anxiety, and depression, I saw a vision. The vision was of me holding on to a safety post and telling God to use me. The problem was I wasn’t able to do much because I wouldn’t let go of the safety post. The Lord revealed to me that I often pray for Him to use me and send me out but my heart wants to stay anchored to safety.
Mighty Warriors are not thinking about safety. They’re not reckless and careless but they understand that safety is just a feeling. It’s a false idea that makes us feel secure.
Think about the fear of flying. Flying in an airplane is way safer than driving a car. So why do so many people feel more afraid in an airplane than a car? It’s the idea of safety the car brings to us. It makes us feel more in control and more safe.
Mighty warriors don’t get caught up on safety. They are willing to give their life because they know that death is not terminal, life is. They don’t idolize their lives. They believe in their purpose and it’s not to live forever.
We were not put here on this earth to be safe. Although I firmly believe in making smart choices and not playing in the street, I think we can box ourselves in with safety. There is a fine line between safety and fear.
Are you willing to go where God sends you? Are you willing to leave the safety of the shore and walk out into the crashing waves? Do you trust that God will go before you and make a way?
He cannot use us as mighty warriors to the extent of all that He has created us for if we are white knuckling the safety post. That false sense of safety leads to hidden fear and hidden fear leads to bondage. God never intended for us to be in bondage. He died to set us free from bondage.
I pray that you, mighty warrior, would surrender your ideas of “safety” to our Lord, Jesus, and let Him lead you wherever He wants. It’s gonna be worth it!
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—“
1 Corinthians 2:9