What is fear?
I caught a glimpse of a Joyce Meyer show and she was talking about fear. Calling it “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Fear is an illusion of what our mind perceives especially in situations when we cannot forecast what the future has in store for us.
1. Lack of a solid and predictable plan of action. It’s normal to be overwhelmed when you are working in your own strength and limited ability.
a. Solution: “Not by strength or by might but by my spirit” – Allow this truth to drop into your heart. It’s the Holy Spirit that helps us find our vision and gives us the wisdom to bring it to pass. The Holy Spirit is also our comforter, instructor, teacher, quickens our understanding regarding ALL things.
b. Solution: Write your vision down and make it clear.
2. Lack of identity. If you know who you belong to and the potential there in, there will be no need to be afraid
a. Solution: We belong to the kingdom of heaven and Jesus is our rock of ages. If your house is built on the solid rock, it will not crumble when the rain and strong winds come.
b. Solution: What do you know about God your creator? Get a paper and start writing everything you know. It will help you remember where you belong and to whom you belong and also, the ability your creator has. You were born to win. You are a conqueror. You are a solution provider not the problem.
3. Lack of faith. When fear overtakes you, it means faith in the things you are believing for is gone. Fear and faith cannot reside in the same place. You are either in a state of fear or a state of Faith
a. Solution: Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God
b. Solution: Meditate on the word of God. All scripture is God breathed, purposely written for our profiting in this lifetime.
c. Solution: Thy word is a lamp onto my feet. As the word of God drops into your heart, it gives light, direction on which steps to take because it’s true and it is meant to build our faith in this life.
4. Lack of understanding. When you don’t’ have the proper tools to discern and solve your problems, you end-up in a state of fear.
a. Solution: “My children are destroyed for a lack of knowledge”. Search and find solutions in the word of God to help you with your problem. Get wisdom and knowledge but above all, get understanding.
b. Solution: The path of wisdom is peace and pleasantness
c. Solution: Wisdom is the principle thing
Life is full of unpredictable moments but the instructions from the word of God are clear “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phi 4:8). For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2Tim 1:7).
I was born to win
I am more than a conqueror
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
The spirit within me is greater than the spirit in the world