Conquering Your Fears

Conquering your fears is something that seems very hard to do; however, when it comes to God He sees you free of it. He says in His word, 2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. You may be wondering where does fear/anxiety come from? There are many causes of fear, but I will just focus on a few. For instance, fear can come from childhood trauma, guilt, being conditioned to fear something by your upbringing, demonic attack; John 10:10 New King James Version (NKJV) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. The enemy comes to attack your mind and tries to keep you captive in your thoughts by having you hold on to painful memories, guilt, unhealthy upbringing and unhealthy relationships. Fear comes from negative self talk which comes from the thoughts you have about yourself, your situation, and others. God does not want you being control by your fears. God sent His son Jesus for you to have life.

 

I want to share with you some insight about how to conqueor your fears. I pray it will be encouraging for you and help you in the process. I am in the process myself. I believe that conqueoring your fears is possible. Before I share the information taken from Christian Broadcast Network (CBN). I will like to pray for you. Father, in the name of Jesus, you said in your word, that you have come that we may life and more abundantly; therefore God I lift of every person reading this. I pray that every stronghold of fear be broken off of their life. I pray that You will heal them from every childhood trauma, guilt, unhealthy upbringing, unhealthy relationship and from every negative thoughts that tries to keep them bound. Your word says in John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. So right now, I thank You Lord for their freedom and total healing in their heart and mind. In Jesus Name.

 

Confronting and Overcoming Fear

Often our first impulse when we experience fear or anxiety is to avoid the source. When the danger is real, avoidance is an appropriate tactic. When fear is irrational, avoidance is inappropriate and will only make the problem more intense.

Avoidance is a serious obstacle to dealing with fear because it works. We temporarily feel good by avoiding the object of fear. The problem is we can condition ourselves to avoid something rather than face it. As a result, we give a portion of our lives over to the thing we fear, letting it control us. Avoidance will never make fear go away.

The first step to conquering fear is to call on God for strength and confront it. Confronting a fear means exposing yourself to the thing, person or situation that is causing the fear. Exposure can be sudden or gradual, in large or small doses. The key is experiencing the object of your fear until you no longer fear it.

Make a list of the things that cause you to be fearful. Rank them in order of severity. Take the least troublesome one and begin working on that, exposing yourself to it until it is gone. Build on this success and attack the next one on the list in the same manner.

Another important step to overcoming fear is adjusting the way you think. What are you telling yourself when you feel anxious? Are you telling yourself the truth? Do your thoughts line up with Scripture? Challenge irrational thoughts and reformulate them to reflect the way things really are.

Irrational Thinking:

“I just know I’m going to mess up on this new project. I”ll probably get fired. If I lost my job, I won’t be able to go on.”

Rational Thinking:

“I’m going to do my best on this project, believing that it’s going to turn out well. That’s all anyone can expect. If things go wrong, it will be unpleasant, but it won’t be the end of the world for me.”

Another kind of faulty thinking is telling yourself things that don’t agree with the Bible. Identify unscriptural thoughts and counteract them with God’s Word.

Unscriptural Thinking:

“There’s no way I can handle this situation. I’m going to cave in under the pressure.”

Scriptural Thinking:

“I can cope with any situation in my life with God’s strength working through me” (Philippians 4:13).

Praise is another powerful weapon against fear because it ushers you into God’s presence. A mind focused on praising God becomes a might fortress that fear cannot invade. Furthermore, an attitude of praise creates an unfriendly environment for demonic spirits that would try to tempt you to fear. You won’t have to command them to flee, they just will. Make it a habit to spend time praising God every day.

Meditate on God’s Word daily. Receive the promises of the Bible as God’s personal pledges to you. Try memorizing verses that speak to your heart. Here are some worth considering: Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrew 13:5; Isaiah 43:1,2; Psalm 34:4; Romans 8:15,16; Proverbs 1:33; 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:13,19; Romans 8:28.

Pray about your fears. Prayer is the pathway to the peace of God which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6,7). Ask God to help you overcome fear. He wants you to be free from its shackles so that you can enjoy the abundant life He has for you.

 

I am Praying For You!

 

Shontel

Believe Again!

www.impactingdreams.com

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About impactingdreams

Shontel Thomas is a motivator at heart, in word and deed. She is an Author, her first book entitled Believe Again, Daily Words to Inspire, Restore, and Renew Hope was released August 2010; after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the beginning of 2010. Shontel is a survivor, worshiper, servant and intercessor that seeks after the presence of God. Shontel serves in ministry as an Deacon at Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, NJ. She is a Licensed Therapist that specializes in working with women children and families, mental health, substance abuse, and victims of childhood trauma. Currently, Shontel is in a Doctoral Program to obtain her PhD in Counseling Studies. In 2010, she also decided not to give up on her passion to empower others. Therefore, she became the Founder of Impacting Dreams Services. Impacting Dreams Services seeks to Impact Dreams through Financial, Spiritual, Emotional, Social and Educational Empowerment. As a Therapist, Entrepreneur, Motivator, Author, and Life Coach, she helps people be empowered to live out their dreams. “I believe that dreams are possible. Each person has a purpose and destiny. There are things in life that have kept people in bondage financially, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. However “Now is the Time” to break free and live out your Dreams. It is Time to Believe Again”!
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