Fear is the Jezebel that bamboozles us that we do not possess the ability to achieve a goal or task. Fear is the boulder along life’s journey that seems immovable but only requires a forklift. Fear is the mirrored silhouette that traps you in an oubliette of self-doubt, anxiety, disbelief and what-ifs?
But where do we draw the line to which fear governs our lives? How do we overcome these mental battles that continue to cripple our God-given purpose?
Well, most definitely the answer is in God and the physical manual that He gave us - ’The Holy Bible’.
Where did that Nephilim courage sprout from to slay the strongest, largest and most powerful of them all? You used” a sling and five smooth stones” (1 Samuel 17:50) to annihilate him, but my problem is more mental. I can't use a stone to obliterate my ogre. Like Judas (St. Matthew 27 verses 4-5), suicide creeps in my door regularly — as a solution to my mind betraying His thoughts towards me which are of good and not evil, to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29 verse 11). However, I feel as if there is no one to talk to as persons only hear me but never seem to listen and propose a change, but rather they gossip behind closed doors. I am unmotivated, unhappy and unsatisfied with myself as many opportunities have sauntered by as I live in self-doubt of who God says I am.
But be reminded that in knowing who God says you are, what He says is your purpose and following His divine instructions will crush the wiles, deception and manipulation posed by the Father of Lies.
Therefore, you ought to:
1. Recognize what you stand on
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,” (Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12). Thus, you must stand on His words that will pierce even every lie heard or spoken over your life that you are a failure or that you'll never succeed in a particular position or live to be greater than your family curse.
His words break every hereditary charge sentenced over generations and He “preparest a table before (you) in the presence of (your) enemies,” (Psalms chapter 23 verse 5).
He is omnipotent and will fight for you. Trust His words as they are true and just.
2. Remember who and whose you are
When the deceiver comes again to cocoon the truth about yourself, proclaim it until your heart and mind believe it, “(I am) a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter chapter 2 verse 9).
Chosen detaches you from the world and crowns you as a Unique Extraordinaire. Everything that comes from His image and likeness is “fearfully and wonderfully made marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Psalms chapter 139 verse 14). You need to stand on this, get up, stand in front of the mirror whenever you are fearful and remind yourself of (2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 7), “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Through understanding this, you will be empowered by His words and strengthen by His love.
3. Identify the root of your fear and conquer it
Fright, agitation, terror, and insurmountable trepidation stem from the roots in minds making predictions and designing situations ending as disastrous. But what if we changed the narrative by recognizing why we are fearful.” I am fearful because this challenges me to journey a path of the unknown, WHAT IF I FAIL?” one says. We combat that thought with, “If I do not do this, I will not learn from my mistakes and I will abort His destiny for me. Therefore, I will plant myself like the trees by the river of Jordan, always execute to the best of my ability and place God first in every and any circumstances that may arise.”
Be reminded that “in all these things (you) are more than conquerors through him that loved (you),” (Romans chapter 8 verse 37). So go forth Child of God, conquer those fears and walk in your destiny.
Anneque Bennett is a vying, industrious, persistent and gallant young virtuous woman of God from Jamaica, West Indies. Her dexterity births creativity cocooned by flexibility. She possesses an eye for complexity and a magnitude of focus to complete tasks and assist others in every possible way. She loves to communicate and interact with youths on different levels and share in their experiences and serves as a mentor and youth empowerment leader. She engages heavily in promoting and marketing different products: where she also serves as a host/emcee and at times, public speaker. She finds outdoor very amusing and love to bask in nature as she puts pen to paper. She enjoys road trips, hiking and documenting each moment through fun pictures and videos and her best friend – a purple journal. #Adventure