You know God has ALWAYS shown up for you yet someone speaks negative words or something negative happens and you totally freak out! So did ELIJAH! Elijah has just bested four hundred prophets of Baal on the summit of Mt. Carmel and has one-upped Ahab by outrunning the king's chariots on their return journey to Jezreel (1 Kings 18:20-46). But then Ahab tells Jezebel of Elijah's exploits, and she becomes enraged and declares against Elijah (in the typical words of an ancient Near Eastern oath), "So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow" (1 Kings 19:2). In other words, "May the gods take my life if I have not taken yours by this time tomorrow."
When Elijah heard Jezebel's words, he "was afraid; he got up and fled for his life" (1 Kings 19:3). While the story of 1 Kings 19 focuses on Elijah, the reader is left to wonder at the imposing power of Jezebel. WHAT HAS POWER OVER YOU? This Elijah, the prophet who confronted Ahab with news of an impending drought (1 Kings 17:1) and who destroyed four hundred prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel, fled from the scene the moment Jezebel threatened his life.
Elijah had seen God show up SO MANY TIMES yet ONE persons WORDS sent him into get fear. What has you bond up today? Who's Words have sent you into freak out mode? Call on Jesus and break the power of those words!!