Thursday, September 5, 2013

Living In Fear

A Confident Woman Refuses To Live In Fear
by Joyce Meyer

I think you will agree that refusing to be led by our feelings can be a challenge, especially when it comes to fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God. It is the devil’s tool to keep us from enjoying our lives and moving forward with what God has for us. When we attempt to walk in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder us through many things, including fear. Fear of failure, judgment or criticism will cause us to bury our talents. It will make us draw back and live in misery and torment. Unless we make a firm decision to “fear not,” we will never be free from its power.

Interestingly, the words “fear not” appear in Scripture 365 times—one for each day of every year. Hebrews 10:38 says that we are to live by faith. Faith is placing our confidence in God and steadfastly believing that His promises are true. Colossians 1:4 in The Amplified Bible defines faith as …the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness…. This godly confidence motivates us to go forward and try new things.

As women of God, we must learn to live beyond our feelings of fear and do what we need to even if we must do it afraid. On a daily basis, we can choose to trade in the pain and paralysis of fear for the power and excitement of walking by faith. As you refuse to bow down to your feelings and walk in the Spirit, you’ll experience the blessing of seeing the promises of God being fulfilled in your life!

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