I heard from a wonderful gentleman named Freddy now in his 60s. In his young age, he owned a car mechanic shop in India. All went well, peaceful, prosperous and self-sufficient. Comparing to his past, his present state proved to be a huge success. So, I listened further to what he had been through.
He had the calling to move to a new career path. This shift brought him to a new season of change… A change in perspective, change in realities, facing new fears and growing from strength to strength. He left his mechanic shop and everything he owned. He moved to this new work. Being the breadwinner of the family, all expenses should be met by him. Later, his financial resources dropped low and fear overtook him. Fear of being incapable to feed the family, fear of being incapable to meet their family’s needs, fear of being incapable to pay bills on time, fear of ridicule and so on. When everyone around him wanted to know what was happening, he was also fearing shame.
There seemed no solution except to trust in God and receive his favor. Fear constantly gripped him. Then he remembered this
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
He kept repeating these words of God and thinking to himself… This same God is my God. God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind. He started to doubt his fear. He believed he had in himself such great power, love and sound mind and thought to himself that he didn’t have to fear. These words gave him hope and confidence. Many years ago, one day they had nothing to provide for the family, suddenly a crow dropped 100 rupees at their window. They thanked God for his kindness and favor. Usually, crow steal and take away food through the window but this time it dropped some money. God opened doors to blessing. God blessed him abundantly. He now shares his joy and passion for God wherever help is needed. You too can trust God.