Does fear have you in its grip? Is it choking the life out of you? Are you anxious? Do you jump when the phone rings? Fear is real but unfortunately we often try to fight it in the natural but we are exhausted and no better off because "Fear is a Spirit"!
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
God does not give us the spirit of fear but power, love and a strong mind!! He gives us the Spirit of Power, spiritual power so we can stand against fear in the Spirit world which makes it possible to deal with the spirit of fear!!!
We either control fear or it will control us and completely take over our lives!! In some way, fear talks to us, so we must talk to it or it will never quit ruining your day. You may say, fear can't talk, why are you consumed with fear then? It's getting its message into your Spirit someway..... It is a spirit and spirits use any means necessary to influence you. It uses thoughts, feelings, bad news, negative people to communicate negative feelings into your system. When Paul said "Keep the Faith", he meant to guard it from anything that would weaken your faith. Fear is a total "Faith Buster"!!! Fear stops you from loving because you think you will be hurt again. Fear stops you from thinking clearly so you can't make wise choices.
"And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men"(Matthew 28:4 KJV)
Don't allow fear to freeze you in your tracks, break the ice, shake off the cold chills of fear and stand in your Faith in God! God has great things for you to walk in, don't let fear steal them from you!!!
Scott L. Boatner