When you’re waiting for a birth mother to choose you, fear may start to creep in. Fear that your adoption will never happen, fear that you’re not doing all you can to make it happen. Fear is a powerful force that Satan uses against us to try and paralyze us from receiving the will of God in our lives. The more attention we give to fear, the power it’ll have over our lives.
What I feared has come upon me;
what I dreaded has happened to me.
-Job 3:25 (NIV)
As this verse shows, the more you think about fear, the greater chance it has at controlling your life. So what’s the best cure for fear? Faith!
Although you can’t do anything to keep the enemy from bringing thoughts of fear, you can choose what you think about. Through the words you speak and your faith, you can overcome Satan’s attacks.
Fear is the force that draws Satan’s will into our lives, and faith is the force that draws God’s will into our lives. For your fearful mindset to be cleared, your thinking will need to be renewed. God loves you and wants to free you, but you need to have faith first.
…without faith it is impossible to please God…
-Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Once you recognize that fear is playing an active role in your life, you can take a stand against it. Refuse Satan’s fears and choose to have faith in God’s Word. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you right now, believe that good things are coming. He will honor your faith and help you to develop a positive perspective and to start speaking the promises of God. In order to keep the devil off of your back, you need to act in faith instead of reacting in fear.