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.