March 25, 2013

Face Your Fears

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FEAR means TO BE AFRAID OF per Webster Online Dictionary.


The Most Common Fears: 

Fear of Flying
Fear of Public Speaking 
Fear of Heights
Fear of the Dark
Fear of Intimacy
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Commitment
Fear of Being Alone
Fear of Abandonment
Fear of Change
Fear of Crowds
Fear of Open Spaces
Fear of Death/Dying
Fear of Failure
Fear of the Unknown
Fear of Loss
Fear of Being Judged

Can you identify with any of these I listed above? I don't know about you but I can identify with a couple of them. Well if you can now is the time for us to face our fear/s. One thing I know for sure is that fear will paralyze you. You will not be able to move forward in life as long as that fear is keeping you bound.  It will cause you to miss out on opportunities or relationships of a lifetime. I think it is natural to be afraid but not natural to allow the fear to overcome you.

I also know that God has not given us a spirit of fear but love, power, and a sound mind. (2Timothy1:7) Fear is not from God but it comes from Satan.  He uses these fear tactics to stop us from our destiny. Through the years some of those fears that I had are gone due to drawing closer to God. As I began to see myself as He sees me then some of those fears went away. I learned that I had to get to the root of those fears so I could uproot them from my life. Most of the fears I had occurred while I was a child and I had to go through some intensive healing sessions to be set free!

 About a couple of weeks ago, I went to the rodeo with my husband. Our seats were considered the nosebleed seats because they were practically at the top of the dome. I am afraid of heights and as I began to walk upstairs to my seat my heart started pounding and sweat started to appear. I immediately wanted to turn around and go home. "Jesus help me" is what I prayed when we got to our seats. Nausea started to arise and the pounding headache wasn't making the situation any better. I could barely stand up to sing the national anthem. Here is the turning point about ten minutes later it all went away. The Lord revealed to me that as I began to shift my focus from what was happening with me and onto the show then the fear went away because I was no longer feeding my fear. WOW!

I am no expert or counselor but I know that we have to learn how to overcome our fear with the Love of God. God's love will fill every void in us so that there is no room for fear! Let's shift our focus from that fear and place our focus on God the one who will bring us through. One thing is for sure GOD is with us and for us so who can stop us!!! No one can stop us but ourselves! Fear get thee behind us!!!!!!!!!!
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