Fear does not hide it’s face. Fear is bold enough to make a public display of the one it tries to hold captive. Fear whispers lies to you, it makes a mockery out of you. Fear belittles, it brings guilt, shame and condemnation. Fear seeks to devour, it is intimidating. It holds one’s mind hostage to it’s deceitful thoughts. Fear is not freeing…Fear is a lie.
I tried to come up with various words that describe that wicked enemy called fear, and the baggages it carries a long with her.The list goes on, but that is not my focus here. I want to focus on what God says about this enemy and ways in which we can overcome it’s schemes. One thing i’ve realized is, fear can only make its bed where it’s been welcome. I know nobody consciously invites fear in just because we enjoy it’s company. Of course not! It’s a subconscious invite we don’t even know we’re making. We subconsciously invite this enemy in the moment we lose faith in the power of God in our lives. I’ve been there. Sometimes we make this enemy so comfortable, we don’t even know how much we pamper it by living faithlessly. It isn’t easy to have faith, but it’s liberating and freeing. I mean, why would we want to choose to be imprisoned by something God has totally given us complete control and freedom over. That’s like allowing a two year old boss you around, and you just freely accept that two year olds demands and commands. When in actuality, you being so much older and wiser than that child, you should be doing the opposite. I’m comparing fear to a child, because that is how small it is. it just “appears” big because of how long we have allowed it to live freely within us.
Look, i want whoever is reading this right now to know, and not just know but FULLY understand that you have overcome fears power over you. The Bible tells us, “You will trample on the wicked, they will be ashes under the soles of your feet.” (Malachi 4:3). Do you understand what it means for you to trample on something? It means being above it, and that thing being so below you. The moment I came to this full understanding that I have been freely given this kind of authority over things and feelings in my life that do not belong, is the moment I began to resist every feeling of fear dwelling in me. We all want to be free, we all want to serve God and trust him fully no matter what comes our way. You can. I’m not saying it’s easy, but we have to be stronger than our adversaries, we have to be able to trust His word, and walk in it. The Bible say’s in 2nd Timothy 1:7;The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and a sound mind. The power to be above fear, and to resist it’s pulling, the perfect love of God that casts out all fear, and peace of mind to know as long as God is in our corner, we cannot be shaken.
I pray we can all rest in this truth without wavering, that this vicious enemy named fear, cannot have it’s way in us. Be blessed beautiful people. xo