Allowing fear to remain a part of your life is like staying in an abusive relationship. It isn’t healthy, and it certainly will not allow you to live the wonderful life that God has planned for you. Let Him teach you how to get over fear!
An Abusive Relationship
Abusive relationships are destructive. An abusive person is controlling and possessive. They tell you where you can go, what you can do, what you can or can’t eat, and who you can or can’t spend time with. If they do allow you to go hang out with friends, they dominate the conversation until everything revolves around them!
Staying in this kind of toxic relationship will destroy your self-esteem! Toxic people will put you down, highlight all of your faults, and manipulate your emotions. In an attempt to keep you in your place (under their control), they will say that you are stupid. Your dreams are beyond your reach.
Fear is Destructive
Fear is the ultimate abusive relationship. Maybe you’ve only been in this relationship for a short time, or maybe it’s been years. Regardless, you’ll recognize some of these characteristics that having a relationship with fear can manifest in your life.
Fear is possessive, controlling, and many times will act crazy! It will cause you to stay home rather than go to church or to the grocery store. You’ll stay away from relationships with people due to fear of rejection. Rather than stepping out in faith when the Lord gives you direction, you’ll stay back in timidity to avoid failure. Fear will even stop you from doing the right thing, all the while deceiving you into thinking that you are being compassionate, concerned, or using good sense.
Fear can destroy your health, cause you lose sleep, and sabotage your relationships. It steals joy, kills hope, and destroys faith. Fear treats you like a slave.
The enemy wants nothing more than for you to allow fear to keep you from fulfilling the plans and purpose God has for your life. His plans for you are so much greater than you ever could imagine! However, in order to receive everything good that God has for you, you will have to get over fear and step out in faith!
How to Get Over Fear
It’s time to give fear the boot! Kick it out of your house and move on into the life God desires for you. Here are some ways you can start to get over fear:
1. Realize You Deserve Better
When fear prompts you to examine all of your faults, and to feel worthless, remind that liar that you are perfectly known and perfectly loved! In fact, God loves you exactly the way you are. He thinks about you constantly and all His thoughts toward you are good!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
If you have been dealing with fear, it could be because you haven’t yet completely known the perfect love of the Father for you! When you fully understand God’s love for you, you won’t have any time to date fear on the side. You’ll have all of your time and attention wrapped up in a relationship that will always build you up and never let you down!
2. Make A Clean Break
When fear pops up on your caller ID, hit DECLINE! This isn’t an ex you can keep casually chatting with. You can’t still be friends. If fear starts to stalk you, knocking on your door at all hours of the day and night, file a restraining order!
To restrain fear, replace those lies with Truth from the Word of God! Simply, replace fearful thoughts with promises of God from the Word. If your mind is focused on things of God—His love for you and His promises to you—there won’t be room for anxiety or discouragement.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul…
When you spend time in the Word of God, you can trust Jesus to restore your soul! Your mind and emotions are part of your soul, and that is where fear lives. However, it’s impossible to deal with fear through willpower. You can’t just push through. Instead, keep your eyes on Jesus and your focus on the Word of God, and allow Him to restore your mind and emotions. He is faithful to restore your soul and place peace on the throne in the areas where anxiety once reigned.
3. Speak Fearlessly
Right now, use this declaration to speak the promises of God over yourself every day. In this way, you can restore you soul and train your mind how to get over fear!
I am who God says I am.
I have what He says I have.
I can do what He says I can do.
I have all the money I need,
all the resources I need,
all the favor I need,
all the opportunity I need,
all the time I need
to do everything God has called me to do.
I do not lack for inspiration.
I do not lack for vision.
I do not lack for wisdom.
I do not lack for understanding.
I have the peace of God,
the presence of God,
the power of God,
the purpose of God,
and the protection of God working in my life.
I believe, therefore I receive every good thing which He has set aside for me today!
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