Face your fears
It’s time to evaluate all the things that bring fear into our lives. I always say “Im not afraid of anything”. And while this is a faith statement, and sounds good, it’s not real.
I deal with a variety of fears that try to grip me. I wouldn’t say on a daily basis but pretty often. And when I feel that feeling in my stomach, I have to arrest it.
Fear of guns
Fear of failure
Fear over my kids lives
Fear about surgeries
Fear of the gossip others spread about me or my family
Fear of my husbands past
Fear of friendships
Fear of things happening to my family I cannot control
Fear of the future
Job 3:23- Job says the thing he has feared the most has come upon him. There is a lot to learn from Job.
Fear is such a strong force. But, so is faith. They are opposites. Kind of like, either cold or hot. You can only pick going up or down. Left or right. Front or back. Fear or faith. You can’t have both operating at the same time. If you were being honest with yourself, are you living by faith… or fear?
For we walk by faith not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
Hebrews 11:6 says faith pleases God and without faith it is impossible to please Him. The Lord’s eyes keep on roaming throughout the earth, looking for those whose hearts completely belong to him, so that he may strongly support them (2 Chronicles 16:9).
The thing about this is, not always do we choose faith. Not always do we please God or give Him access into our lives or situations. Fear hits us and we crawl into a foxhole to hide or begin to prepare which takes our eyes off God putting things in our own hands. Surely we can fix this. If not, we’re sure going to try!
Satan uses fear-tactics on people. He did it with Jonah, He did it with Daniel, He did it with David (just to name a few), and he does it on me and you.
Fear is a spiritual force that motivates and moves hell and the devil.
Everything hell does is fear. His only weapon is fear.
Faith is a spiritual force that motivates and moves God in heaven.
When David looked at Goliath, he didn’t call him a giant. He only called him an uncircumcised philistine. This meant a man who had no covenant with God. He knew he won already because faith said “I, David, belong to the Lord and He is with me. I cannot lose. He gives me power to overcome anything I’m up against.”
David took Gods word (in which he believed) and spoke it out. He was the one who won that impossible battle that day! Why? Because Faith overrode Fear! And with that weapon, the devil was defeated.
You can’t stop the devil from saying things to you, it’s just a constant curser. But, there needs to be a point where YOU speak back to the devil! He may try to talk, but your words have much more power over any of his.
“I’m redeemed from the curse of the Law.”
“I’m forgiven and those things are in the past. God has forgiven me of those wrong choices and I have a new life in Him!”
“I’m not going under, I’m going over!”
“I am not sick, I am healed by the stripes of Jesus!”
“I am not lacking any good thing! Jesus has given me life, and an abundance of all I will ever need.”
It’s time to look at whatever the enemy tries to grip you with and SPEAK BACK! What does God say about this fear? That’s what you grab ahold of and keep those stones in your pocket.