HOW TO ACQUIRE FREEDOM FROM FEAR
What is Fear?
Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the believe that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Perhaps you do get pre-occupied with an assortment of anxieties, doubt and fears that impede your growth to a better existence. Maybe you limit yourself, missing opportunities and life enhancing chances. You might be afraid of taking up commitments that can stretch you as an individual – or you are afraid that you might just have the hidden potential that could make you bigger.
The Principle of Freedom:
I believe people live in fear because they associate these emotions with a dangerous lack of control over the self and the world they we live in. Truth is, when you truly know God, stand for righteousness and oppose wickedness – you have a degree of courage, strength and power that exceeds any fear principalities or powers of darkness. Anyone living in fear should understand this because it is the only way to freedom and powerful spiritual protection.
In order to overcome your fears, you must find out what they are and what triggered them. Looking back into my life, I battled many fears, I was empty on the inside, lonely and unhappy. I lived in fear which was impressed on my mind as messages from bad experiences. They were messages from past disapproval, abuse and manipulation. It contributed to low self-esteem and made me feel like l couldn’t do any better – which kept me crawled in a safety net. I managed to transform through acknowledging them and spending countless hours on my knees.
I can honestly say that today l live a fearless life. Not death, nor Satan and all forces force’s of darkness, or any flesh and blood can shake me. They would have to go through Jesus Christ to get to me. This alone makes me live peacefully.
Break Free From the Prison of Fear:
In the same way, you should shake off all fears and refuse to allow them to feed off your energy. The bible tells us clearly that fear is not from God, we should never allow any form of fear to grip our hearts to where we become frozen in – unable to respond in a positive manner to life’s inevitable challenges. You have a choice to make in life, you can either restrict your life and fall back in fear, or you can embrace the challenge of growth and move forward.
Horace T stated, “Fear is lack of faith. Lack of faith is ignorance. Fear can only be cured by vision. Give the world eyes, It will see. Give it ears, it will hear. Give it a right arm, it will act. Man needs time and room. Man needs soil, rain and sunshine. Needs a chance. Open all your doors and windows. Let everything pass freely in and out, out and in. No man hates the truth. Make the truth welcome than it’s counterfeits. Then man will no longer be afraid: but being ignorant. Being ignorant is being without faith.”
Identify the Source of your Fear:
You may have experienced fear subconsciously. But you can overcome it by the power of choice. You are the only one who holds this power, not your friends, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parents or pastor. The first choice is to commit to recognize this limiting habit. Then learn to recognize and monitor your internal, mental, emotional and physical states. The enemy attacks your mind, through your thoughts he holds you captive by feeding you negativity.
Negative emotional attack makes you inadequate. It makes you see the impossible in everything. “And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:12
Great People who Overcame Mortal Fear:
When you find yourself in fear, think of Daniel from the bible, he was thrown into the lions’ den but he was not afraid because he trusted God enough to know that He would keep him safe. In the same way, whatever den you might find yourself in, have faith in God and He will see you through. Another good example Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They refused to bow down to worship the golden statue because their faith was in the true and living God. They understood that God was in control and they had nothing to fear.
No matter what your fears are, start praying and ask God to hold your hand out of it. He will put a hedge of protection around you and nothing will be able to penetrate that anymore. If your fears creep in at night, practice this night time prayer