So we are watching television around 8:30pm and my youngest has to go to the bathroom. We tell him to go downstairs and use it because someone is in the upstairs bathroom. He begins to go and then when he reaches the end of the hallway, stops. He comes back and says he can't go downstairs because he is scared. My other son blurts out, "What you mean you scared? You are scared in your own house?"
We laughed so hard. Then after a few minutes I thought hard about what he said. It really made no sense for him to be scared. My son was born in this house. He has walked up and down the same steps hundreds if not thousands of times and has gone to the bathroom at all times of the day. He has his parents and his brothers here with him at all times, yet this one particular time as he is going down the steps again, he pauses because fear has gripped him. Darkness has made his home unfamiliar.
Why do we allow the enemy to make God's plans and God's presence unfamiliar? Why do we let his lies make us afraid of doing and being the things God has already spoken on? Why do we stop in the middle of our journeys and remain stagnant because we are afraid of things we've seen? The past grips us and paralyses us. Darkness plays games with our minds and makes us feel alone.
But just like my son, our Heavenly Father is right there in the house. Our fellow brothers and sisters are there in the house. Love, joy, peace and the Holy Spirit are in the house. God's word spoken over us is in the house! There is no need to fear because Jesus has overcome the world. When He overcame the world, we became over comers as well. We are now kingdom children. We live in the world but we are not from the world and the world does not control our outcomes. It's time to realize the our house is in Christ Jesus and the kingdom of God is where we dwell. Home is what you make it, and where you make it.
Stop living in fear and disbelief. Let God show you His plans and live in His presence. There is nothing to fear there and all your equipment for success and triumph are there. This is your house!!!! No need to be afraid in your own home.
God bless you!!!
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:15-17