One of the biggest things that can come against us in life is FEAR!
Fear of failure, rejection, disappointment, of not being worthy, of our past, of our future. Fear of the “What if’s”
Fear has been deﬁned in an acrostic as False Evidence Appearing Real, and more often than not fear makes us think that the worst will happen!
Jesus gave us a tip as to where fear comes from when he said in John 10:10 “the devil comes to rob, kill and destroy, but I have come to give you abundant life”. We get a glimpse of that abundant life that Jesus wants to give us, and then too often it is stolen from us by the cares of life, our fears and worry.
That’s because the devil who is called the “father of lies” uses fear against us to make us feel helpless in resisting him. He wants us to doubt God and ourselves because it makes him appear stronger than he really is. The devil seeks to make us believe we are all alone and to warp our image of the world, ourselves and God and for us to give way to fear.
He tries to make us believe we have to strive for success and achievement before we are acceptable and whispers lies designed to intimidate, and all too often we listen.
Fortunately the truth is we are all created in the image of God and are precious in His sight. The key God has given us in the fight against fear is to grab hold of all that He has given, the authority we have in Him and to only believe and say what He says in His Word about our life and circumstances!
God has so much for us to experience in Him, to “LIVE” the life He has given to each one of us. Let’s not allow fear and intimidation to blind us to how much God loves us and How much He is for us! His perfect love for us casts out all fear.
Today instead of living and speaking fear get a little feisty, determine “enough is enough”, stand and declare what God says about you, tell fear to go to hell and let God’s perfect love cast out all fear and set you free.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love“. (1 John 4:18)
“I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:11
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things.” (Romans 8:31-32)
“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you“. (James 4:7)
Have a listen to “Prophesy a promise” by Bryan and Katie Torwait to encourage you to speak what God says about you rather than fear today. https://youtu.be/ZiuvKo-7Me4
Prayer: Lord help me to not be afraid because you are with me and I am never lone. I stand against fear today and choose to believe what you say about my life and situation rather than the lies of the enemy and what I can see in the natural. In Jesus name Amen.