Hope

Everyone on this planet have their individual fears.  It could range from the fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of crowds and so on.  I must confess that one of my fears is the FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.  It has been a challenging journey for me as I work with the Holy Spirit, my helper and Counselor who helps me overcome the fear of the unknown.  Today I would like to share with some of the ways I dealt with the giant in my life.

The fear of the unknown is the giant in your life that intimidates, frightens, causes tremendous distress, pains, making your life a miserable living hell to hinder, restrict, keep you in bondage from fulfilling purpose and prospering in all your accomplishments.

I am still on the journey of remaining in His perfect love, for perfect love cast out all fears.  God’s love is perfect and complete in Christ Jesus.  His love is divine and pure, He has no atom of fear in Him.

 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgement] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love]. 1 John 4:18 amp

HOW TO OVERCOME  FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

HAVE A CLEAR SOUND MIND

When you have projects you have never done before or embarking on a new journey, the worries of what ifs, what not, what then keeps ringing in your mind. Your mind gets so clouded by constant analysis that leads to mental paralysis, eventually you get overburdened with the stress of sorting it all out.   Believe in yourself , think positive for God has not given you the spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)  He knows you can do it, He believes in you and that is all that should matter to you even when no one believes in you.  BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.  Find a quiet place to clear your mind, in quietness and trust of who you are in  Christ, invite the Holy Spirit and tune in to receive from Him.  The words you receive in a place of rest and quietness are resurrecting life that stirs your heart to step out and walk by faith not by sight.

DO IT AFRAID

When you have clarity on where you are going, what you want to do, how to do it.  Then what is hindering you, cast out the spirit of fear and release the spirit of God’s love.  Just do it, act fearlessly, stepping out of your comfort zone to accomplish the assignments that needs to be executed.

In the world that we live in today there is a tendency to worry over how to pay your phone bills, rent, mortgage or the possibility of being evicted and repossession of your property because of the inability to meet up with payments,  You could have received a final warning from the bailiffs to pay your bill.  You are anxious, fretting over all this issues of life.  The questions that crops out of your mind is: how am I going to pay all these bills when I am unemployed?  Where do I go to for help?  Is this how I would continue living my life from hand to mouth?

My answer to you today is dont worry be joyful.  Worrying over issues kills, it is a slow deadly diseases that takes control of your mind, body and immune system slowly becomes weak.  The white blood cells in your body are unable to defend or attack nevertheless perform their roles. It causes high blood pressure, heart attack, depression, arthritis and so on.   So why worry when the consequences of worrying over the day to day problems is overwhelming

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Worry causes you to be anxious, troubled, stressed out and unnecessarily fearful.  My question is to you is excessive thinking the solution or added weight on your shoulders?  Would worries pay the bills? So why don’t you take it one day at a time with Jesus.  The  Lord’s prayers says gives us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11).  Let your focus be on today and let tomorrow be planned out.   We are more precious than the birds that does not worry about what to eat or wear but our Heavenly Father feeds them, how much more we His precious Sons and Daughters who has inheritances in His kingdom.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things Philippians 4:8.

Dont worry be joyful.  When you the Joy of the Lord is your stronghold nothing whatsoever can weigh you down.  They can try but they would not succeed because He is the pillar that holds your life.  Money and the pleasures of the world can buy you happiness but everlasting joy comes from the Lord God.

 MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY

Father I thank you for bringing Your Son Jesus Christ on the earth to die for our sins.  His crucifixion and resurrection  delivers us from the power of darkness into Your marvellous light.  I ask Heavenly Father that you release everlasting joy into the hearts of your Sons and Daughters as they persevere through it all.  May they find rest, perfect peace and restoration in You the author and finisher of their faith in Jesus name Amen.

 

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Waiting for something in high expectations is one of the most difficult moments in ones life when you feel so tired, drained and helpless.   It gets to the point when you keep asking “when God when?”,  “When would you hear my cry? Is it today, tomorrow, next year or five years from now?”

We are living in a world where the society does not understand the essence of waiting on God.  Everything is processed swiftly and speedily, think about it….  You place your food is the microwave in less than two minutes it is warm enough, the internet is more than hundred times faster than ten years ago, the computers processors processes data faster than before, transactions are processed speedily online to the extent that you don’t need a human being any more to speak to over the counter.

The question is have you waited so long on God for the manifestation of His promises and it seems like its taking ages to come to pass?  I must confess that I have waited so long.  But I know my wait is not in vain.

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

I have been waiting on the Lord for the secret petition of my heart for over nine years and it seems like my waiting would never end.  I have decided to change my attitude to waiting on the Lord, I have decided to wait in joy, peace and a sound settled mind knowing in all awareness that the Lord almighty is seriously on my case and He will not rest until the manifestation of His promises comes to pass.

My strength is renewed moment by moment, day in day out, spending time in His presence studying His Word, I cling to Him for trust, wisdom and direction so I will not grow weary, loose focus or faint on the journey ahead.  I might have waited so long but I know that my wait would surely reap rewards of harvest.

Yes I have waited so long, yes I am still waiting but no I not tired of waiting because my wait is not in vain.  Our God is a perfect God and when He starts something He would surely finish it.  The end of a thing is better than its beginning Ecclesiastes 7:8a.  He is the Alpha and Omega, He is a just and righteous God.  He has a perfect package that is being processed waiting for you.  He has not forgotten you because He knows your name.  It might have been so long and you are the point of loosing hope.  You might have waited so long and persevering in waiting on God as I am, don’t give up.  He has a better plan and purpose and allow Him to work through you so that His works would be perfect for your life to be a testimony and His name to be glorified

 

My declaration for you today is where you have sown in tears, pains and sadness, you shall reap in joy, peace and the fullness of all that He has in store for you.  The time of favour is now , not tomorrow but now.  The kairos time of breakthrough is now and I decree that you shall not miss it and you shall embrace it.  It is time to change your attitude from bitterness and anger to longsuffering and peace, from despair to high hopes and faithfulness in Jesus Name.

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Have you ever waited on the God for a long period of time and did you receive your breakthrough or answered prayers? Could it be that you are still waiting on the Lord for the manifestation of His promises if so what is your attitude to waiting on Him?  Your comments would be an encouragement and inspiration to strengthen them they keep persevering