Happy Friday to you!
With all the violence, hatred, and evil that fills the earth, it is very common to hear of people being attacked by the spirit of fear. The spirit of fear is crippling, manipulative, and deceitful. It can come into your life as a little nuisance and grow into a heavy burden, seemingly hard to overcome. It’s important for you to not tolerate fear, even from its onset. You have to war against the spirit of fear by declaring the truth. The truth is the word of God.
Do you have a pending job interview? Are you fearing the outcome? Declare Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Are you going to visit relatives out of town? Are you driving solo for the journey and afraid of the unknown? Declare Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Do you have a presentation coming up in class or at work? Are you nervous about speaking in front of your colleagues? Declare 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” You cannot allow the spirit of fear to dictate to your mind the outcome of your future experiences.
You may have experienced awful things in the past. However, the past does not dictate your future. Instead of allowing fear to spew its negative monologue in your mind, speak aloud God’s promises over your life. Drive to that interview and say aloud, Psalm 46:7 “The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.” Do not allow fear to keep you from enjoying life. Work diligently on that presentation and present it confidently. Take that examination knowing that God has equipped you with knowledge, wisdom, discernment, and understanding. As you travel to various destinations, remember Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Last but not least, never fear injustice. Remember what the Bible declares about God in Deuteronomy 10:18, “He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.” Also, Psalm 37:28 declares, “For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.” Be encouraged! Keep the word of God on your tongue and in your heart. Go in the Lord’s strength and do not be afraid. Until next time,
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.