God Will Help Conquer What is trying to terrorize You! He’s Working To Bring Something Good!

840629969_122163c283_mLiving with fear can be paralyzing and not God’s best for our lives. The Bible encourages us saying, “”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)” Meaning, that any type of fear is not God’s will for our lives. Whether it is s fear of speaking to a crowd, trying something new, or even a fear of reading your Bible, it is not of God. Conquering fear is an attainable feat as a Christian.

We have to conquer the fear in our lives in order to live in complete submission to God. Jesus died not just for our sins but that we might have life and life more abundantly. An abundant life includes a life free from fear. When we live in fear, we are exercising a lack of faith. Our fears, if strong enough, can produce negative outcomes in our lives, as it did for Job, “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.” Job 3:25 (NKJV). There are steps to conquering fear that will lead to a greater peace in Christ Jesus.



Step one: Identify Your Fear

You must identify your fears and the root causes of the fear. Some root causes are not quite as obvious or easily recognized on the surface. Ask yourself questions to identify the actual problem. For example, questions like what is fear. What are you scared of, and what does it reminded you of? When did you first notice this fear in your life? Most of all, is this a valid fear for a believer of Jesus Christ? These questions must be answered before going on to the other steps.

Step Two: Read God’s Word

Reading your Bible will help you to conquer fear in your life. The Bible provides instructions on how to overcome any stronghold in our lives. Specifically the Bible tells us that we should not fear anyone or anything. Psalms 27:1 says “The Lord is my light and salvations-whom shall I fear.” Find scriptures that declares God’s sovereign power and Jesus’ lordship as our savior. Build your faith believing that God is who he said he is and he will do everything he said he will do in your life.

Step Three: Meditate

When you find scriptures that admonish your fearful thoughts, meditate on those scriptures. Meditation is to reflect in thought, repeating words or principles in the mind. The benefits of meditation can reduce fear in our life. The more you give your mind and spirit to focusing on the power in Christ Jesus, the more fear will begin to fade. Think on something that GOD HAS ALREADY DONE for you, which could have ended much worse. If you feel those old fearful thoughts creeping back in your mind, remind yourself that God has a plan for your life, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV). If God’s plan for your life is good and without harm, what is there to fear?

Step four: Pray

You can never pray too much or too hard about an issue in your life. All things begin and end with prayer. When we have a problem in our life, we need to take it to Jesus. Fear can ultimately be prayed out of our lives if we believe in our prayers. Anything is movable or able to be conquered in life through sincere and fervent prayer, even fear.

2336761715_f03b50e1b8Fear is a spirit of torment to a Christian. As Christians, we have to fight fear in our life by identifying the root cause, reading God’s word, meditating on God’s word, and praying. Just like any other habit or spirit, which seeks to disrupt our walk with Jesus, and we need to conquer fear. When we are able to fully accept who God is in our lives and the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for us, fear will leave. Jesus’ love for us, already conquered fear on the cross. However, our love for Jesus will move fear completely out of our lives. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love” (1 john 4:18).

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