Fear has become a high mountain that needs to be smashed and levelled to the ground so you can walk into your destiny. When you look deep inside, you realise that fear is an avenue or force used to block your breakthrough, success or prosperity. Fear is a spirit force that the enemy uses to weigh you down, steal and kill your joy, peace, protection and the fullness of God’s blessings (John 10:10).
Fear could be linked to negative intimidating words spoken to you especially by your loved ones. The past challenges or experiences of failures could influence yours thoughts of being afraid to keep persevering, keep pressing forward towards your set goals of life. It is one of the strategies the enemy uses to distract, confuse, restrain you from fulfilling His purpose in your life.
Peoples purposes have been put on hold and hindered due to the fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of heights and the list goes on.. The true meaning of FEAR is False Evidence Against Reality. Fear is false and has no real evidence of reality. So how do you overcome your fears? I have written down some key steps to overcoming your fears.
STEPS TO OVERCOMING YOUR FEARS
#1 IDENTIFY SPECIFICALLY YOUR FEARS
It is very important to establish the source of your fears. One of the key ways of discovering the source is to investigate when you started developing the specific fear. Some fears are inherited from our parents, for example your mother or father could be afraid of heights and you have watched her experience the fear of climbing up the stairs from childhood. You could possible pick up the same fear because you felt it was the norm. With prayer and help of the Holy Spirit, our helper, counsellor, discerner and standby, He would open eyes to discover the real source of your fears.
#2. DEAL WITH YOUR FEARS ONE BY ONE
Once you have discovered your fears. Gather as much information on the subject. Having a deep understanding of the specific issue aids immensely to move forward. My people perish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The Lord has given you authority to bind and loose and whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18-19).
It is time to rebuke your fears, name them one by one by speaking to it and casting them out. Then start by releasing words of faith, strength and encouragement, filling yourself up with the abundance of His goodness, mercies and grace. Understand more on the perfection of Christ love for you, for perfect love cast out all fears (1 John 4:18).
The spirit of fear is not in your DNA, therefore you should have no traits of fear of in you. Understanding who you are in Christ and knowing without a doubt that you are a perfect image of Christ, gives you the enablement and empowerment to be free from all kinds of fears.
#3. ACT BY FAITH
Once you have identified and dealt with your fears then faith without action is dead faith (James 2:17). Be bold, strong and courageous in stepping out of your fears into the triumphant victory of as a Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in the kingdom of God. It is better to do it afraid in boldness and strength with help from the Holy Spirit. These key steps to overcoming your fears have been tried and tested. With God all things are possible.
I can assure you that fear has no root in our system so why be afraid and let the enemy take away your joy and peace of mind. Why don’t you take a stand by faith walking into your destiny in the fullness of the spirit and you will be amazed at His power at work in you.
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