Fear can keep you from reaching out to people, enjoying your life and living stress free. It can grip you so bad that you can hardly function. I have experienced all of these emotions but I was determined not to let fear stop me from pressing on. Fear of flying tried to ground me from the plane that took me to the ship that took me to this beautiful spot in the Bahamas you see in this picture. I would have missed out on the best vacation of my life if I had let fear win.
What I have learned is that fear is NOT from God. Fear is destructive and debilitating. The author of lies uses fear to keep you from accomplishing anything for God by keeping you so miserable and fearful that you can barely get through your life. He does not want us to be happy. Happy people encourage and delight the people around them. That is what God wants. I found a Bible verse that has helped me banish the stronghold of fear as soon as it starts to set in. I used it before my surgery in January and I sailed into surgery without hesitation or stress. It was a very serious surgery and before I found this Bible verse I had many anxious moments. All I did was repeat the words of this scripture every time I felt afraid and God took my fear away.
Joshua 1:9 "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 wherever you go."
Scripture and praying in the Name of Jesus, are the keys to breaking strongholds in our lives. Now that you know the secret, go out and step out in faith and do that thing that you have been afraid to try. You are not alone!
Enjoy your life it's a gift.
What are some of your fears. I love to hear from you. Hit the comment button below to share what's on your mind.
Who is Sally? I have been very happily married for 31 years and we have four grown children and 7 grandchildren.