Fear is a little word but has a big part of our everyday lives. Most of us are consumed with fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of rejection. Fear of love. Fear of allowing people close to your heart. Fear of being alone. Fear of sickness and disease. Fear for our children. The list goes on and on. That’s just my list. As I was reading my daily devotional I realized that most people like me who are struggling with their fears have had an encounter with disappointment so great that every dream they’ve ever had is contaminated with the toxic anxiety of failure. When your mind becomes cluttered with “what ifs” there is no room for faith. I’ve always lived my life waiting for the worst possible outcome. That feeling is like living in a cage. It’s not freedom. The saying “where your mind goes your mouth follows” is very true. I was my own worst enemy. I’m being very transparent. I wasn’t just guarding my heart I was restricting my heart. I wouldn’t allow anyone in. I created my own prison. I talked myself out of all the good things God promised me in his word.
I reached a point of being disgusted with myself. I wanted freedom from this mindset. God’s word is what changed my mind and my heart. Another very important thing for me was changing my influences. My circle got smaller. Some people may thrive on your misery to distract them from their own need of healing. Don’t seek approval or validation from other people. Doing this has caused me to make so many mistakes in the past. How those people lead you may be a huge mistake for your future. Never make a decision when you are emotional. Wait until you are calm. You will always regret a decision made out of anger. Trust me.
Growth occurs when we confront our personnel experiences and we grow from them. Placing blame and making excuses never leads to healing. Taking personnel responsibility for our part leads you to a road of recovery. We have to create new patterns in our life’s and move forward. It has taken me this long to learn this. But praise God I’ve learned! Stop repeating the same patterns. Allow God to give you Revelation on this matter to transform your life. Starting today vow to dig deep into his word and claim those promise for yourself. Be careful who you associate with and allow God to love you. He cares about you more than anyone else. Trust him.
“So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7 MSG
“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.”
1 Peter 5:8-11
““But you, Israel, are my servant. You’re Jacob, my first choice, descendants of my good friend Abraham. I pulled you in from all over the world, called you in from every dark corner of the earth, Telling you, ‘You’re my servant, serving on my side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you.’ Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”
Isaiah 41:8-10 MSG
““Count on it: Everyone who had it in for you will end up out in the cold— real losers. Those who worked against you will end up empty-handed— nothing to show for their lives. When you go out looking for your old adversaries you won’t find them— Not a trace of your old enemies, not even a memory. That’s right. Because I, your GOD, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’”
Remember God will never let you down!! Ever!!!
Love NEVER fails ♥
– 1 Corinthians 13:8