Author Candi M. Marsh Fear is an overwhelming emotion caused by the belief that something bad is going to happen that will cause pain or harm. Fear may seem like a difficult giant to overcome, but in reality, fear is just an emotion and it is your responsibility to choose how you will respond to […]

Conquering The Spirit of Fear

Author Candi M. Marsh

Fear is an overwhelming emotion caused by the belief that something bad is going to happen that will cause pain or harm. Fear may seem like a difficult giant to overcome, but in reality, fear is just an emotion and it is your responsibility to choose how you will respond to it. If you make the choice to give into the emotion of fear and accept it as truth, you may allow fear to control you, or even worst immobilize you from walking in your spiritual gifts and calling (starting that ministry, writing that book, or launching your business etc). This is why it is important that you conquer fear head-on.

Of course fear can be a difficult emotion to overcome but nonetheless, God already has given you the recipe to overcome it and that is through the gift of faith. As stated in Hosea 4:6, a lot of Christians are destroyed due to the lack of knowledge. Similarly, it is due to the lack of knowledge of where fear comes from and the tools needed to defeat it, which makes overcoming it so difficult.  

You must remember when you experience fear that this emotion does not come from God. 2 Timothy 1: 7 states, “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but power love and a sound mind.”  Timothy states two very important points in this verse that will help you overcome fear

– God does not give you fear.

– God has given you power, love and a mind of peace to defeat fear.

– The key to defeating fear is understanding, believing, and applying these major key points.

God Does Not Give You a Spirit of Fear

If fear does not come from God then where does it come from?  Yup, you guessed it, it comes from the enemy.   The sole mission of the enemy is to kill, steal, and destroy your purpose, goals, dreams or plans.  He is crafty and will use whatever scheme or tactic he needs to accomplish this and one of his tactics is placing fear in your heart to stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Fear is one of his greatest weapons because it works.  Once he has you in a frightened state he knows you will be too afraid to move or use your gifts for the glory of God. I admonish you do not give into the lie of fear. Instead, use the weapons God has given you to conquer fear.

He Gives Power…

Power is just one of the many weapons God has given you to overcome fear.  When I say power specifically what I am referring to the Word of God. Hebrew 4:12 states that The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirits, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  There is nothing more powerful than the word of God, therefore, any time fear starts to overwhelm you, fight back with The Word! The word of God is effective in fighting off the spirit of fear because it is the absolute truth and any lie that the enemy tries to exalt in your mind or heart, must bow down to the word. Hide God’s Word in your heart to use them when faced with fear. Here are some really good ones.

– “No weapon (or spirit of fear) formed against me shall prosper”—Isaiah 54:17

– “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”—Psalms 118:6

-“I will be strong and courageous. I will not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord my God goes with me, he will never leave me nor forsake me.”-Deuteronomy 31:6

He Gives Love…

God is love (John 4:8) and 1 John 4:18 states, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love drives out fear” Therefore, God and fear cannot exist in the same space.

Now, this begs the question:

What type of relationship do you have with Christ (love)?

 

Have you accepted Christ into your life as your personal Lord and savior?

Asking God into your heart is the number one prerequisite needed to eliminate your fears.  Once you have Christ, you will be empowered to use His word to destroy the enemy and walk in the gift of love that now lives on the inside of you. Fear will no longer be able to take root when you move in the direction to speak in front of millions of people, start that business, write that book or launch even too launch your website, because Christ is fueling your fear with faith.  

If you do not have a personal relationship with Christ I strongly encourage you to begin one today.  To start your relationship with Christ

Trust Jesus Christ

Admit you need God in your life

Change your mind and turn away from sin (repent)

Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried and rose again for you

Pray and ask Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior

Find a Church what will help you build your faith

Remember, if the enemy is working overtime to use fear to stop you in a specific area then that is perhaps the area where God wants to use you most mightily. Don’t let fear immobilize you.  Feel the fear and do it anyway!

He Gives You Peace of Mind

The last and final weapon God has given you to defeat fear is a mind of peace.  The opposite of peace is chaos and confusion.   Chaos and confusion creates anxiety and anxiety produces fear.  John 14:27 states, peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Here God is stressing the importance of protecting both your heart and your mind because once fear enters your mind, your thoughts are overwhelmed with chaos and confusion.  The only way to combat fear is to transform your mind.  

You transform your mind by using the weapon of power, or the Word of God. Eliminate those negative fearful thoughts and lies of ‘I can’t do it’, ‘I am a failure’, ‘I am weak’, ‘I have no purpose’ with God’s truth found in these scriptures below.

“I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

“I am more than a conqueror.”- Romans 8:37

“God has a purpose and a plan for me.”- Jeremiah 29:11

“In my weakness, God strength is perfected.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Let’s conclude with a recap!

God did not give a spirit of fear. That came from the enemy!

You have the recipe to eliminate fear out of your life (power, love and a mind of peace)

Recite scriptures that will renounce the lie of the enemy with truth. The Word of God

Developing a personal relationship is key to eliminating fear out of your life.

Transform your mind of with the Word of God

Candi Marsh

Candi Marsh

CEO & Founder at Purity Guarded
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