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Letting GO of fear

 

Hey guys, I’m so humbly grateful to be able to share what the Holy Spirit is putting on my heart; and I pray that this message will be able to bless everyone that reads it.

Looking at the message title, “Letting GO of fear”, I made a point to capitalize the word GO, and leave the word fear, in lower case. You see fear has as much power as you give it. Today and hopefully everyday there after WE will continue NOT to give fear any dominion or power in our life. We are choosing to live life in the Freedom that God has bestowed upon you and I.

We all experience different fears, worries, and anxieties that this world holds. Whether, it’s your finances; like having to rob Peter to pay Paul, your marriage, your children, and yes, even your pets. Or you may have just turned on your television and see all the death and destruction going on not only overseas, but in our own neighborhoods, lives taken too soon, alarming rise of drugs and everything unthinkable thing in between. Sometimes I think to myself, how are we supposed to raise a family in this dark world, much less barrel race when the world around us seems to be crumbling?!...

I’m here to tell you today that we are NOT to walk in fear as Christians.

Let’s just put something in perspective to remind us how awesome our God is who made the heavens and earth that created you to be the master piece you are, in Joshua 1:19 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you.” Look how it clearly says, “will be with you”, sometimes we forget he is with us, we look at things with our flesh and then the negative reel in our mind starts to play, and we see that according to google there is about 7.5 billion people in the world, and 326,063,282 of them are living in America. When you see numbers like that you starting thinking to yourself; who am I, should I bother him with my problems, what can I do, why do I matter?!

You see we are created in God’s image and the devil hates everything about us. So the enemy becomes very sneaky and never reveals himself as what we may picture in our minds, like some big massive red figure, with pointy teeth, large horns protruding from his head. No, he is cunning and manipulative and he will not hesitate to play on your fears; the bible says, be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. If you’ve watched those documentaries on animal planet you’ve seen how the lion stalks and watches its prey before it attacks, he knows your weaknesses and will strike when you seem most vulnerable.   Once you allow him to take over your thoughts he will play on your fears; your imagination will be running wild. You’ll be afraid to walk down the street, have children, drive to a barrel race, help a person in need or even go to church. The biggest allies of the enemy are fear and denial!

I LOVE this scripture in 2Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us the spirit of Fear; but power, and love, and of a sound mind.” I’m about to blow your mind but folks let me tell you “fear” is not an emotion but a spirit. Yes, it’s true! The scripture clearly states that he has not given us a “spirit” of fear but of power, which in Hebrew translates to “Dunamis” and often translates to mean not only power but Authority. We need to start exercising our authority over the enemy, and we know that God’s perfect Love cast out all fear, and he has given us a sound mind which reveals right behavior, correct moral discernment and necessary chastisement. God shapes how we live and what we do, not just what we think. A sound mind is seen in the hands and feet of obedience.

When the enemy says, “You’re a loser, you can never be forgiven for your past mistakes, who would want to protect you?” The enemy is trying to make you feel less than, unworthy, so you want remember those scriptures we just read, he wants to get you far from his glory.

Today, You take captive of those lies and speak these things over yourself, “I am a new creation in Christ, no longer the old person in the world, I am a child of God, I am Loved by God, accepted, I have been redeemed and forgiven, I am free from condemnation, I am chosen of God, I am chosen to bear fruit, I am a heir to God, joint heir with Christ. You are one of God’s chosen.” When we walk in freedom knowing who we are we can start believing what God says he’ll do in our lives, and we won’t be afraid!

Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve been able to minister to someone today needing to be freed from fear.

I pray you’ll Be Blessed, Be Bold and Be Bright all for Gods Glory

Yours truly,

Southern Blessed Hart