For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
II Timothy 1:7 NKJV
God will never motivate is by fear. That spirit is the exact opposite of what God gives us. Have you ever heard of the phrase “peace of mind”? The Bible also says that God gives us a peace that passes all understanding. We follow His peace.
I believe God put this verse in the Bible to open our eyes to the lies told to us by the enemy. Knowing that fear is not God’s way frees is from being led down the wrong path. It’s a simple way for us to know if something is from God or not.
Do you have a sound mind? Are you making decisions based on fear, or are you being led by God’s peace? Ask God to open your eyes to see if you’ve been making decisions out of fear. If you have, it’s not too late to get that sound mind that God freely gives. Ask Him to help you.