Freed from Fear

Knowing that God valued him and had a plan for him, Darius now shares the message of hope. Photo: Darius Lee

In Singapore, children and teenagers are expected to meet high standards in the pursuit of excellence. Growing up as a young person, I struggled with various issues of fear and self-worth. The breakthrough came when the Lord spoke to me through Psalm 139, where the psalmist spoke of how God created his inmost being, and knit him together in his mother’s womb. Knowing that God valued me and had a plan for me even at conception, I knew I had no reason to fear. As the psalmist writes, I praise God because “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”!

Knowing the grace that is in Christ Jesus, I now share that message of hope and redemption with people. We might all come to treasure the precious gifts and talents that God has given. I serve actively in my church youth ministry, as well as other ministries. One verse that I keep in mind at all times is the exhortation of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God”