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fears

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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My dear subscribers, viewers and followers, I do sincerely apologise for my inconsistency in sending out posts.  Last month was a bit busy trying to sort things out  in order as I continue on my journey.  I sensed in my heart to take a stand and make some decrees and declarations over your lives as you step out of your comfort zone and  step up the ladder for this is a new season , a new beginning.  You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways Job 22:28 NKJV.  

I would encourage you  to read  out this statement taking a stand by faith in our Lord through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

DECREE AND DECLARATION STATEMENT

Father in Heaven I decree that You are Lord over my life and Lord over every situation because nothing is too difficult for you.  I command every mountain standing in my way, every stumbling block hindering my progress to be crushed and levelled to the ground as I walk from triumphant victory to victory, glory to glory as the royal priesthood, queen (king if you are a man) I am.  I have been called, set apart for your works and glory and the enemy can do nothing whatsoever about it.  I take a stand of faith by Your grace to command you  Satan to take your hands off my possessions, life, families and everything the Lord has in abundance for me for they are mine.  My mind is renewed, my thoughts are in alignment with Your Word so I cast out every spirit of confusion, deception and other contaminating spirits in the name of Jesus.  I cleanse my mind in the blood of Jesus and I declare that from today onwards I will act like the royal priesthood and operate in the queenly (kingly for men) authority because I have divine access to His kingdom to bind and loose, build and destroy, open and close.  So I shut every door that the enemy has opened and open every door to my triumphant victory and His blessings in my life.  Thank You for I am a new creation in You.  Thank You for I am the righteousness of Christ Amen

 

When you decree and declare a thing by faith, through His grace believing without a doubt it shall be established for His word shall not return to Him void, He watches over His word.

 

 

If  you know anyone who would be blessed by this, do not hesitate to share it.  I pray that as you share the word, the Lord would bring you to a place of increase and expansion and He would show you how to operate in the divine authority that you already have, to access everything He has in store for you in abundance.

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This is the first month of the new year 2013, the Lord is doing great things in my life and I believe He is in yours too. Personally, Its a new season of new beginnings, moving a few steps forward not going back to the past and stepping up, for He is taking us to a new level.  “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.  19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV.

As you enter into the new, embrace all that the Lord has in store for you with a heart of gratefulness, faithfulness and peacefulness.  There is so much He wants to do in your life, only if you permit Him by total submission to His ways, will and purpose.  That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared     for those who love him.” 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets 1 Corinthians 2:9=10 NLT .  Are you ready to walk with Him on the journey ahead?  Will you trust Him when He speaks to you? Is your heart opened to receive all that He has in store for you?

Its a new season, season of revival, rejuvenation, regrowth, blossom, fruitfulness and freshness.  This reminds me of  spring season , which takes place right after winter.  My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.  13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away! Song of Solomon 2:10-13 NKJV.

This is a reflection of what I perceive of the new season

Its a new season
Season of joy, Season of peace
Season of increase, Season of abundance
Season of new levels, Season of fresh anointing

The old is gone, the new is here
The past is over, its a new beginning
Time to move forward, keep pressing on
Time to step up, keep standing

Winter has gone, Spring is here
Come out and see the beauty of the day
The green trees and fresh ripe fruits
Reap the harvest of the new season

The time of singing and dancing is here
Sing let your voice be heard
Dance so the whole world would know
Come away with Me My beloved

The time is here, the time is now to do all that the Lord has called us to do, for many are called but few are chosen.  The Lord has given you  the boldness and strength to come out of your shell, come out of your hiding place and embrace the new season.  No more hiding because winter is over and spring is here.  The Lord is willing and ready to show you how and He wants you to come forward, in your vulnerability and stand out in the crowd. Though it might not be easy, let your sole confidence and dependence be in Him.

I pray that you will embrace the new in your life, forget the old and step into this new season of joy, peace and faithfulness in His love for you.  I pray that you will step out of your comfort zone and walk with the Lord on the journey ahead as He works it out.  I pray that He will strengthen you, equip and release you into all that He has called you to do. In Jesus Name amen.

 

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Step up

By Ngozi Ngadi

God’s desire for you is that His purpose be fulfilled in your lives. He has given you dominion over the earth to be fruitful and multiply.  He has given you authority to rule over nations, to possess the land for Christ that His glory will fill the earth.  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 NKJV

It is time to step up in the assignments He has called you to complete. Many are called but few are chosen, He has chosen you specifically for His works not because of your perfection or righteousness. You must not be perfect to be accepted , God wants you to come just as you are then He will work your lives out as you walk with Him every step of way.

It is time to step up, it is time to increase the tempo and there is no time to waste.  We are limited to time because we work under a 365days calender a year (chronos).  But the Lord is not restricted to time because He has time in His hands.  For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours Psalm 90:4 NLT.  It time to understand the season you are in and flow in it because it is only for an opportune moment.  Which season are you in? Are you in a season of sowing or reaping, season of planting or growth? Ecclesiastes 3 states there’s an opportune time for everything under the earth and  He has made everything beautiful in its time.

The Lord is doing a new thing in your life, embrace the new (Isaiah 43:18-19).   The old is past and the new is here, embrace the new.  It is time to get rid of the old and move up the ladder.  Step up the ladder, forgetting what lies behind and keep  pressing forward to what lies ahead.

The Lord uses the foolish things of this world and makes them wise, all you need to do is make yourself available for the Lord to use you  (1 Corinthians 1:27).  Sometimes the Lord stretches us so much that we feel like breaking but He knows how much we can bear. He knows our limit and  would not allow us to be tempted beyond our limit.  No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it  1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV.

Stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing the new was a great challenge for me because I could not comprehend how He could use a broken, rejected and crushed lady like me.  When I said YES, I am available, use me Lord then He turned my life completely around for the best.  Every step I take up the ladder, my fears of the unknown tries to creep in but I fix my eyes on the Lord and surround myself with friends that lift me up instead of putting me down.  In my weaknesses I keep pressing on,  when I am down I go the Rock of my salvation who is able to carry me through.  It’s not easy I must say but one thing I know is He will never leave nor forsake me.