The spirit of fear is one of the oldest and most detrimental tactics of the enemy.
Fear can paralyze us in ways that completely block what it is God desires to do in our lives. Essentially, it is a hindrance and road block of our future.
In all truth, fear ultimately forbids us from living our BEST life.
If we desire to travel more, skydive, scuba dive, meet new people, start a business, or even simply step out on faith to trust a vision God has given us, the presence of fear will deter us from pursuing the desires of our hearts.
Fear can only be present as a result of an absence of faith and trust in Abba, our Heavenly Father.
Is it possible that we are trapped and tormented by fear because we have NOT given it to the one who knows and sees all?
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Quick translation: Fear is NOT of God nor is it what He desires for our lives. We were not created to live our lives in fear, but we do have the POWER to overcome it.
The obvious question is “how?” How do we fight the demonic attacks of fear and the distractions of the spirit from the enemy?
It’s simple. We must first identify and acknowledge that we have and are experiencing fear.
Therefore, the initial step to overcoming fear is to first identify what fears we have.
Let’s take a moment to think about the different areas in our lives that are plagued by anxiety and worry; ultimately, anxiety and worry, are a byproduct of fear — and there is a root cause.
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