Unexpected occurrences can catch us off guard 


at times. We must not allow anything to derail, 


paralyze, or prevent us from becoming the people 


God created us to be.

Fear is a deceptive emotion that


can lead to an unfulfilled life.

The enemy promotes fear, whereas 


 

 God encourages faith.


Fear, whether actual or imagined, can have 


serious consequences in our lives. Fear that 


is imagined has spiritual underpinnings. 


Lack of peacefulness and joy are spiritual 


challenges.


"Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you; 


I have called you by name; you are Mine," 


says Isaiah 43:1.


God truly instructs us not to be afraid or 


worried. The phrase “Fear not” is mentioned 


at least 80 times in God's Word, most likely 


because God knows the enemy uses fear t


weaken our faith, crush our spirit, steal our 


joy, and limit our successes.


It is really difficult to be simultaneously 


grateful and dissatisfied. When we give thanks, 


something extremely powerful happens, 


especially when we are going through difficult


 circumstances and feel shackled by fear.



Paul says that we express gratitude for what 


God has done and given us, that we applaud


 God for satisfying our needs, and that we trust 


God's timing.



Many individuals underestimate the value of 


maintaining a clear mind and a grateful attitude, 


especially in the face of adversity. We may be


 letting Satan, the instigator of dread, to invade 


and launch an all-out assault on the priceless real 


estate of our minds in far too many cases. His


strategy is directed at our minds.



Fear is a thief and a foe. The thief, our opponent,


 and the father of lies is Satan. The thief is only 


interested in stealing, killing, and destroying. 


Satan's job is to keep us terrified, perplexed,


 and immobilized. Satan, if permitted, will 


obscure the intellect and completely undermine


 our joy and happiness.



Why?


Fear tends to focus our hearts and minds on what


 is wrong or lacking. Satan does not want us to be


 cheerful or at peace. Satan wants us to be


 perplexed, unappreciative, skeptical, and scared,


 and to seek to the world for all the wrong answers.

.

“Set your minds on things that are above, 


not on things that are on earth.” 


Colossians 3:2


For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of 


power and love and self-control. 


2 Timothy 1:7

The devil is a liar, and he does not speak the


 truth! Setting one's mind on something means 


deciding to think about it. Our thoughts


 determine our objectives and direct our actions.



 Let us no longer accept cues from the outer world. 


We must spiritually put to death the old self and 


everything associated with our worldly sin nature.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary,


 the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, 


seeking someone to devour.


1 Peter 5:8


Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be


 able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 


Ephesians 6:11

We must remind ourselves to "capture and remove"


 any lies, illusions, and false narratives and ensure


 that our thought life, particularly in regards to any


 shackles we may still be in, 


lines up with the Word of God.

Spending time honestly confessing our fears to 


God and asking Him to lead and guide us tends to


 produce an indescribable peace, confidence, 


and joy.

We must reject the terror that comes from the 


evil spiritual realm, as the Scriptures warn us.


"If we resist the devil, he will flee from us."


James 4:7

May we thank God for these and all of life's 


wonderful blessings. Perhaps most importantly, 


give thanks for what God will do in the following


days, trusting that He will bring everything 


together for our ultimate good.

The more time we spend with God, the more 


amazing, astoundingly mighty, and powerful


 God is. The more glorious God reveals Himself 


to be... the more insignificant our difficulties


 become.


God is faithful. 


Whatever the future holds, God wants us to 


know that our lives are so much more than the 


fear we may be experiencing. God has the 


power to transform our circumstances. With 


God at the center of our lives, we will 


overcome our fears and become fearless.

With God in the forefront, we are able to let go 


of self-doubt and fear of failure. We can then 


overcome all of the painful self-limitations. 


 “Fear not” 


appears in almost every 


book of the Bible.😇


Black Lives Matter Singer GIF by INTO ACTION



Life quotes - PicMix


Pin on Let your flowerfly!

68 views - 0 comments
66 views - 0 comments