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…Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Mark 5:36 NIV
Fear is information. How we process it depends on how deeply we believe the information to be true. The more we believe that harm may or will come to us, the more intense the feelings. The truth is, fear has no power and authority over God. It only seems to have power and authority over you, because you’re the one fueling it daily. You give it the attention and tell it how important it is to you, and so it grows bigger and seemingly stronger. But it’s all a big, ugly lie. You are being haunted and taunted by a lie. You are losing precious moments because of a lie. Time ticks away while you are consumed and drained away by a lie. You lack joy because you have replaced it with a lie. You are a slave to the lie.
Fear feeds off of you believing the lie to be the truth. It controls you because you give it power. Ironically, if you look closely you will see that you hold the key to those shackles.
Choose freedom instead. Choose to break those shackles and live a life of thriving, not just surviving. Carefree breathing in absolute peace and harmony, aligned fully with God—that’s what we could have each day, if only we let go of fear.
We must face our fears and overcome them if we truly want to live. We must rise each day with conviction, purpose, and a plan—and then walk with determination to make things happen each and every day. If we don’t face our fears they will hunt us down and turn our dreams into nightmares, and our nightmares into reality.
What are your fears?
Where are you in your life’s journey at facing down those fears? Are you sick and tired of coming up short in so many areas of your life? Do you know this is only happening because of your lack of faith in God?
Are you ready to take that first step towards stomping on or confidently walking past one of your fears? Then let’s do this!
I want to live a long, loving, joyful, peaceful, healthy, rewarding, successful, wise, and prosperous life—how about you? So let’s open our spiritual eyes, stretch our minds, prepare our hearts, and take that first step today!
Father, I have to believe that You will protect me from harm, guide me down the right paths, prepare me for what’s ahead, and always make a way out of no way. I have to believe that with You, I can do all that You have placed on my heart. Storms have no power over You. Debt has no power over You. Diagnoses and prognoses have no power over You. So that means they have no power over me.
Father, I’m praying for my release from the trauma caused by fear. I’m praying for the ability to not be consumed by fear, even when facing destruction and death. Day by day, please remove the vice grip of fear that I placed upon myself, so that through You, I can replace it with complete faith in You. I pray these things with the deepest of sincerity. Amen.
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