For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear,…
The very moment you are born again you receive a new spirit man within, the new you. That new spirit man does not have any fear. Fear in the life of a believer, who does not have a spirit of fear is the result of not being dominated by your spirit, walking by faith, but instead allowing what you see or hear outwardly to become what you focus on. This leads to a bondage to fear from which the believer has been delivered.
It begins when you to make a decision based on fear, leading you away from the Truth of scripture. Whenever you begin to make choices based on fear, you are now going down a deceptive path. You may think you are doing the right thing because of what you are being told or have heard, but if the decision you make is because you are afraid, this will open you up to further deception. Now you are more easily deceived by what you are hearing, even common sense is no longer applied, for you are walking in deception.
When you are deceived you don’t know it or you wouldn’t be deceived. You may think you are making wise choices but don’t realize you are being mislead. This is why you must make your decisions in life based on God’s Word. Fear is faith in what you see instead of faith in what God has said. When you choose to act upon what others may say, or based on what you see instead of what God has said, you are allowing fear to lead you. Choose to believe God’s Word above all you hear and see, and you can live a life free from fear.