THE MAN is anything blocking the way of your destiny.
.... It's basically a circumstance trying ta hold you down.
And those obstacles can take many forms. These are a few of mine.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fear Not of Man

There is a proverb from the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa, called Gye Nyame that says:

Abode santann yi firi tete; obi nte ase a onim ne ahyease, na obi ntena ase nkosi ne awie, GYE NYAME.

Loosely translated, it means:
"No man lives who saw its beginning, and no one will live to see its end, EXCEPT GOD."

I've also heard this proverb stated another way:

"I fear no one (man), except God."

Even the Bible illustrates this concept clearly in the 23 Psalms.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me."

And in the 27th Psalms:

"The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?"

People, you can either speak a psalm (song) of faith, or a song of fear.
When you have lived enough, gone through enough, had your life threatened, had a loved one pass, or had material possessions removed from you, you learn that 'this too shall pass', and you rely on God to pull you through. You learn to let go of fear, because you know you are always kept in God's love.

Every need is always met when you know God.
You will always be taken care of, no matter how bleak a situation looks.

When you know God, and you have a faith walk and a trust in Him, you take the limits off what He can do in your life. In your career, you know that if you are obedient to His will, you will flourish. At home, you know you have angels to stand guard. With your family, you know they will have generational blessings. Even with your mate or spouse, you know that there is no need for control or jealousy, because you have peace in your home.

People who don't have this walk, and don't understand this level of faith are like leaves blowing in the wind. They have no anchor. They stand for nothing, they fall for everything, and they consume and produce no fruit. They live in fear, and they constantly perpetuate it. They will come to you and speak fear to get you off your path. Or they will resort to destructive means to try and shake you off your path.

If you run once, you will always be running. Please know, that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. And not one grain of sand can be moved to harm you unless God allows it. He speaks life over every living thing. When you walk away from His grace, He allows free will for you to explore on your own, which includes opening the door to things you don't want.

I would encourage you today to trust God. Trust all things will be revealed. Trust He always has your best interest in mind and that you are exactly where you need to be in His grace at all times. Jesus taught us that through total obedience and faith in God's abilities, you can walk on water, you can even come back from death itself (like those near death experiences).

There is a freedom that no man can take when you live like this.
Today, I encourage you to truly live free. 

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