If you know me, you would know that one thing that really gets to me is christians that operate on fear as opposed to faith. I declare so many people today are living with less than Godâ€™s best, because theyâ€™ve allowed fear to creep in and take root in their lives. Fear is the number one negative emotion, and the greatest weapon the enemy uses to try to hold us back. Fear is not from God. Scripture tells us that fear brings torment. Over a hundred times we are told to â€œfear not.â€ Itâ€™s designed to paralyse us and keep us from Godâ€™s blessings.
Iâ€™ve got good news! God-given faith is greater than your fear. His power in you is greater than any power that comes against you. Hallelujah! In order to walk in His power, you have to close the door on the enemy, the enemy canâ€™t have access to your life unless you open a door and give him access. Thatâ€™s why we have to be careful about what we watch, what we listen to, what we read, what we say and who we hang with. When we open ourselves to fear, we give the enemy opportunity.
Today, if youâ€™ve allowed fear to steal from you in any area of your life, you can be free, you can be finished with fear. Conquering the enemy starts by making the choice to close the door on fear, and instead, meditate on Godâ€™s promises and His sacrifice. For the Word says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! Let His truth and what He has done for you sink down into your heart. Declare it out of your mouth. Let God set you free by praising Him, and watch Him lead you into victory as you close the door on fear!
â€œDo not give the devil an opportunity to work.â€(Ephesians 4:27, ISV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, I come to You today declaring that I am finished with fear. Father, thank You for giving me power, love and a sound mind. I declare I will standÂ on Your promises and share all You have done for me, because that will make me overcome fear and other negatives in my life. Fill me with Your peace and joy today, as I move forward in victory with You, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.
The numbers donâ€™t lie: A lot of us are living in fear. And weâ€™re afraid of things we canâ€™t necessarily control. An October 2017 survey by Chapman University indicated that more than a half of people in the U.S. are either â€œafraidâ€ or â€œvery afraidâ€ of government corruption, health care reform and pollution of oceans, lakes and rivers, the top three fears of Americans today. Nearly half of people are afraid the U.S. will be involved in another world war.
According to a March Gallup poll, 40 percent of people worry â€œa great dealâ€ about another terrorist attack happening in the U.S. And although there is between a one in 5 million and one in 20 million chance of dying in a plane crash, and a one in 45,808 chance of dying in a terrorist attack, those fears loom large in our collective psyche.
What do fear and anxiety feel like?
When you feel frightened or seriously anxious, your mind and body work very quickly. These are some of the things that might happen:
- Your heart beats very fast â€“ maybe it feels irregular
- You breathe very fast
- Your muscles feel weak
- You sweat a lot
- Your stomach churns or your bowels feel loose
- You find it hard to concentrate on anything else
- You feel dizzy
- You feel frozen to the spot
- You canâ€™t eat
- You have hot and cold sweats
- You get a dry mouth
- You get very tense muscles