How to Overcome Fear
If you were around a few weeks ago, we talked about how and why Jesus experienced fear. Jesus experienced fear so He could relate to us. He experienced the same attacks from the devil that we do. And through it all, Jesus overcame the spirit of fear. Now we're going to talk about how we can, too.
Admit Your Fear Without Shame
The spirit of fear wants to stay in darkness because Satan is the prince of darkness. There is something incredibly healing and powerful about simply saying, “I am afraid, and I am not ashamed of it. I am just a human being.” You need to bring your fears into the light and talk to God about it.
Submit Your Fear to God
The more decisions you make by fear, the bigger the spirit gets, and the more it controls your life. But when you submit your fear to God, fear no longer tells you what to do. You may feel like running away, but you will not do anything unless God tells you to do it. God’s Word directs your life. And we need to learn how to live not by our emotions but by God and His word. The more you act upon faith and what God says, the freer you will be, and the more your life will turn out for good.
Focus on God’s Presence and love
God will never leave you; He will never forsake you. Even if you do not feel like He is with you, He is there. When you focus your life on God, you will be full of courage. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing the right thing in the presence of fear. When you put your eyes on God, He will give you the courage to do the right thing.
Face Your Fears by Faith and Watch Them Crumble
Sometimes God will deliver you from your fears, but much of the time God delivers us in our fears. Sometimes you have to run towards the roar to kill the lion. God tells us, “stop letting that demon control your life. By faith do what I am telling you to do, and I will rescue you.”
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