Day Five - Lets not let fear take us for a walk


Jade

What a mess fear can make of your walk! It's such an insidious enemy that can take a fairly simple item or situation, or not so simple for that matter, and turn them into weapons against you, that stop you from fulfilling your God given destiny.
Let's face it, fear is a big problem, after all most people are afraid of something! It can be a simple fear based on a spider, or as complex as a in built childhood occurrence that leaves you scared of locked rooms. Fear takes many forms and many disguises but has the same effect upon you, to paralyze or thwart some action you would be taking if only you weren't so scared!
Thank God for Jesus and his grace in our lives, because he both understands everything we feel, as he experienced it all as a man, but he gives us the strength to face and bit by bit overcome our own weakness in this area.
It's true that wishing something away doesn't make it go or change but coming to a place where we can trust to let go of our fear as we come to a better knowledge of Gods love for us, does.
Read 1 John 4:18
Some fears are tough nuts to crack and truly present themselves as impossible but with God nothing is impossible.
That said, it takes a determined person to face up to their fears and get past them. I am in no way minimising what you feel when faced with the object of your terror, but I am also not minimising the power of God, or the fact that his love can change how we feel and break the hold of the fear over us.
Many famous characters in the bible who God used in mighty ways, struggled against deep personnel fears.
People like Moses! Who fled from Egypt and hid in a desert, who even when God appeared to him and told him to go back to face Pharaoh with his power, preferred not too! Then there's Gideon who was hiding in a cave when the angel found him and told him he was a mighty man of valour!  Even the prophet Elijah when faced with a demented hussy like Jezebel, turned and ran as fast as he could into the wilderness in fear of his life! Then there were the disciples who frequently exhibited the old fear at various points in their learning period. Peter even denied Christ under the influence of this terrible emotion!
What can be said about fear and it's effect upon us and humanity from the fall till now, could fill an enormous library!
Man’s first descent into sin had him hiding in the bushes as fear first gripped his soul and man has been plagued with the wicked effects of it ever since!
It's time we got out of the bushes (so to speak) And get rid of the curse of fear that has left us coming short of God’s best plan for us.
Spend time today bringing what your afraid of to God and ask for his help to begin to overcome it. Fear loves to inflate anything it has a grip on in your life, until you end up in panic stations, but you need to shrink the way you look at the fear and see it as it is, not how it's making you feel. This isn't easy but determine within yourself to open up your heart to Gods love and power and to trust him to help you conquer this problem.
Sometimes that will mean facing up to the fear, sometimes it will mean ignoring the fear and starving it of your response to it. Most important of all, will be you being patient about it. Don't make the fear your focus but look away from your fear to one who has defeated your fears and WILL HELP YOU!!!
Isaiah 41:10

"So do not fear, says the Lord, for I will help you!"


Dade

Today the scripture's all about the fact that we've not received a fearful spirit. Therefore, we don't need to be controlled by fear, but can overcome it through his power.
2 Timothy 1 vs 7: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Each day, we will publish a thought to motivate/inspire you. take the thought, and encourage yourself by repeating it within yourself as many times in a day as you can. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23 vs 7).
"I am rejecting any fearful spirit, I concentrate on the powerhouse of the spirit in me."

Prayer is really communication with God, so we're including suggestions as to what your could particularly be praying about for today.

1, Help me lord to focus on the power of the holy spirit in me.
2, Help me to have a heart for those that are not as well off as myself
3, Help me to realise when I am being motivated by fear.
4, Help me to remove negative influences, and keep you first place in my life.