Don’t Be Scared of the Scarecrow

A scarecrow is placed in a field to frighten birds away from stealing the fruit or crops.However, to a wise bird, a scarecrow is an advertisement. It announces that the best and juiciest fruit is there for the picking.

The giants in your life which are intimidating you, the things that paralyse you with fear, the challenges you are currently facing, even the attacks of the enemy are nothing but an advertisement that this is the area where God has placed the greatest fruitfulness in your life. See them as a sign that this is where you will have the most significant impact if you press forward in spite of the obstacles and opposition. The adversary knows this, which is precisely why he is focusing his attention on deterring you from this very place.  Or, if you are already there, he will attempt to get you to exit or escape from it prematurely because of the resistance or pressure. 

Don’t run, press through, stand firm.  Your greatest fear is often the signpost to your purpose and the doorway to your destiny.


John 15:18-21

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

1 Corinthians 16:9 “.... a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.”

Philippians 1:27-28

“… stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you...”

James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”