Today I want to share what God has done to rid me of the crippling FEAR that plagued me most of my life. I, unfortunately, didnt recognize the fear that gripped me, giving it more power! We MUST understand we are hopeless of healthy change without recognizing our powerlessness with out Jesus at the center of our hearts, thoughts and actions. We have to remove our self-centered focus and spinning heads.
When we face trauma as children, as I did, and live in an abusive marriage, relationship, as I did, we can become perpetual VICTIM thinkers!
We can become debilitated by self centered FEAR.. fear of the future, fear that sin of our past may be dicovered, fear of our finances, fear for our kids, fear of what people think of us, fear of being alone, fear we aren’t enough, fear no one really cares about us.. FEAR, FEAR, FEAR!! This kind of thinking is extremely toxic and damaging.. it’s keeps us in BONDAGE!
God REPEATEDLY tells us NOT TO FEAR! And I KNEW this but could not seem to stop the habitual fear I dealt with.. Isaiah 41:10 “Do not FEAR FOR I AM WITH YOU….” was AND IS one of my life verses but I still lived in fear.. 2 Tim 1:7 says “God has NOT given us a spirit of fear!! But of power and of LOVE AND OF SOUND MIND!” That is a PROMISE!!! As followers of Jesus that is TRUTH!! So why do soooo many BELIEVERS live in debilitating FEAR?? Because we don’t TRULY trust God! We want God to meet OUR needs and desires, rather than seeking HIS WILL for us. If people in our lives, who we should be able to trust, are not trustworthy, it twists our trust of God. BUT, (please hear me, my precious friends) we can’t stay in that dishonest belief system and become healthy.. we ARE NOT VICTIMS to fear or anything else!! Take action! get on my knees and ask God to take away the fear.. AGAIN, ONLY HE CAN! Matt 7:7 says “keep on asking and you will be given what you ask for!! Keep on seeking and you will find!” God LOVES US SO MUCH! He wants us to live FREE, JOYFILLED, ABUNDANT LIVES!! He gives us lives of meaning and purpose that we can use to serve to Him and others!
I will be sharing heavier actions we must take soon! Blessings my friends!