We all deal with fear from time to time. But if God didn’t give us this fear, where did it come from?
When we believe a thing to be true, our minds suddenly make that thing real to us. That’s where our fears get their power- in our minds and from the thoughts we entertain.
So how do we fight fear? We first have to recognize it for what it really is.
F.E.A.R. stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Our natural minds have a way of magnifying circumstances based on a simple thought. We have to stop and ask ourselves, “Where did that thought come from?” Was the thought based on an actual threat or just one you perceived to be a threat? Let’s face it: perception becomes reality whether it’s true or not.
Any thought that brings you into a state of fear, anxiety or worry is not of God. This same God that gave us His Son doesn’t want us to worry, be fearful or be over-concerned about anything.
The word of God often tells us, “Fear not,” “Let not your heart be troubled,” or “Fret not thyself,” but we too easily allow False Evidence Appearing Real to steal our joy. From now on, let’s agree to call it for what it is– a LIE carefully crafted by Satan to throw us off. And here’s your weapon: the Sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. The next time one of those lies has you feeling crazy, pull out your sword and start swinging! Speak every scripture that comes to mind to fit your situation until that fearful thought is gone. Slice that fear into nothing and watch it blow away like the wind. Remember, the battle is the Lord’s- we just have to show up.
I pray that this has been a help to you. Let’s keep fighting together, in Jesus’s name!
Until next time, enjoy the balance of your day!