Topic: Don’t Let Fear Limit You [Teens Open Heavens 24, April 2018]

Memorise: For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Read: Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Bible In One Year: 2 Samuel 10-12, Luke 19:29-48

MESSAGE:

Many people have defined fear as False Evidence Appearing Real. This definition is very correct. A lot of people have missed their time to shine because of fear. Some adults are not living fulfilled lives now, because when they were your age, they were afraid to do certain things. If you want to achieve greatness in life, now is the best time to tackle fear; go for the things you want. Have you always wished you were on the relay team? Go ahead and register, practice hard and you will soon be on the team. When you say “no, the team is only for the best, not people like me,” you are allowing fear to limit you. You need to drop that mentality now, if not, you can grow up with it and it can really limit you.

Don’t be afraid to go for competitions, raise your hands to answer questions in class, represent your group for that class presentation. Just make the move, God will support you. Moses was first afraid to lead the people of Israel to the Promised Land, he gave excuses, but he eventually made the move and God was with him all the way. Imagine what great achievement he could have missed if he let fear take the best part of him.

Key Point: Don’t let fear limit you.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’

Hymn 1:

1. My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Saviour divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire !

3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

4. When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Saviour, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.