Many years ago I heard the phrase, "Never let fear make your decision" and realized how true it was and how often I had let my fears rule my life. It has been a life-long daily battle to choose faith and renounce fear.
How important it is to remember that any decision made because of fear is not trusting God. Fear is not a gift of the Holy Spirit but a tool of the devil to keep us in his power. During this so-called pandemic it seems that many are nearly paralyzed by fear. Have you noticed? We are bombarded with bad news 24/7 and many of us (if not most) are listening and making our decisions accordingly.
If that is you, it is time to repent. It is time to seek God's Will and Way and to follow the best we can, no matter what the consequences even if our emotions are screaming fearful thoughts.
Renounce the spirit of fear. Turn away and replace any thoughts of fear by those of God. He tells us not to fear, that He has not given us a spirit of fear, that we are to have no anxious thoughts but to give thanks in all things, that we are to think on things that are lovely and pure and of a good report, that He uses all things to work together for our good. It's time to take back control of our own lives. This is still a (somewhat) free country but it won't be for long if we don't stand for the rights earned for us by the many who gave their lives that we might have them. Stand up! Take courage! Be a light! Spread the Good News! Live an example of a life based on God's faithfulness instead of fear!
I choose to never let fear make my decisions!