Three Type of Fears
What is fear? Fear is an emotion. It is a painful and threatening emotion related to danger. However, were you aware that there are three different type of fears? Let’s review each; shall we?
Fear # 1Natural Fear
Natural fear is the one that protects you from a situation; so they say. However, fear doesn’t really protect. It is the natural fear that anyone has pertaining a dangerous situation. For example, a serpent coming right out you or hearing a gunshot. This is the type of fear that domestic violence also experiences. It doesn’t have to be physical. It also enters through the ear; as to what one hears. It’s the type of fear that makes you jump off your seat if you see something burning. This fear makes you react.
Fear #2 Fear of respect and honor.
Fear of respect and honor is where we are obedient to the Lord. For God is love and there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. Nobody is perfect. As you read the word “fear” below, replace it with “respect” or “honor” and see how it sounds.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding (Psalm 111:10).
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases. He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store. That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me (Job 23:13-16).
Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling (Psalm 2:11).
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever (Psalm 19:9).
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name (Psalm 86:11).
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Fear #3 Slaved fear
Slaved fear is the most common one people live by each single day. It is the fear that brings worries to your daily life. In the spiritual world, it is a form of captivity. Itt is also a form of being a prisoner. Fear is what drives souls to destruction. Nobody should let fear into their minds. From the mind, it leads to the soul and spirit. You are no slave! You decide to drop this captivity by taking action and steps of faith. Or will you let your soul be a slave? One of the most common fears is “being loved”. This is ironic but very true.
What type of Fear governs your life?
What will you do to change that?