God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and a sound mind, It is very hard for people not to be scared or live in fear with the world we live in today.When you rest in Gods peace and love you will not be afraid of anything coming your way.You have to start overcoming fear, God has so much for you.We must stop being comfortable and do what we are supposed to do and share the gospel of Jesus Christ because you are put into this world to love people and Love Jesus and share what He has done for you.Having a comfort zone is the worst thing ever because you neither moving forward or backwards with your life. We pray so that we can live in abundance but we don’t get out of our comfort zones.God sends us opportunities to make a success in our lives but we are too afraid to do something about that, because we are comfortably comfortable.The reason we are comfortable and don’t take steps forward is because of fear. It can be fear of change, insecurities, vulnerability, disappointment etc, where there is fear there is anxiety and that is not what God wants for our lives He wants us to prosper and live freely having a relationship with Him that is why scripture says cast all your fears on Him because He cares for you.
The meaning of fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. … something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of.
All fear is, is emotion and we let that control us, emotions can be deceiving As believers, we’re called to live by faith. And yet so many of us choose to live by something else our feelings. Have you ever made a decision because it simply “felt right”? Have you ever said something because it “felt like the perfect moment”? I know I have. The meaning of that is being controlled by emotions and when emotions control us fear comes in.You can literally die of fear here are a few impacts it has on you :
Physical health : Fear weakens our immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage.
Memory. Fear can impair formation of long-term memories and cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippo-campus. This can make it even more difficult to regulate fear and can leave a person anxious most of the time.
Mental health. Other consequences of fear include fatigue, clinical depression, and anxiety.
Living like this sounds awful, God wants us to live in spirit, the spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, the devil causes fear, because Jesus gives peace and love, and perfect love casts out fear.
John 14:Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Go to God with your fears,We can ask God for His strength and peace. David, a man after God’s own heart, faced many frightening situations. After escaping one terrifying incident in the midst of Philistine territory, he wrote,
“I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).
The apostle Paul, no stranger to fears himself (2 Corinthians 7:5), gave this advice and reassurance:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Seek God’s Spirit,God gives His Spirit to those who repent and are baptized (Acts 2:38), and one fruit of His Spirit is peace (Galatians 5:22). Paul also said it is not “a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). God’s Spirit empowers us to control our thinking and to do the right things for the right reason.
Everyday put on the armor of God so that you do not be controlled by your emotions and fear and that you focus on Jesus and what He says in the word not to be afraid but have peace and a sound mind.We should focus beyond this fearful world on the positive future God has in store. We can also meditate on and appreciate the comfort and peace God gives now. Fear is the enemy of faith so let your faith overpower fear.God Loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that we dont perish but have eternal life.
Jesus, I pray over anxiety and depression that people reading this and that are suffering from this get set free and live their lives fully in Your perfect love and peace You are our refuge and only You can set free,I pray that you fill joy in every persons life and that the Holy Spirit will lead us in our everyday Life.
I pray this in the Mighty Name of Jesus.