Fear is described in different ways but is mostly referred to as an emotional reaction to something. What is the last thing that frightened you? It doesn’t have to be scary movie material. It may be fear of failing, fear of being alone, fear of the unknown, fear of being accepted, or something else that plagues your thoughts. ( What I fear most are death and disease over my family and I have to rebuke it often!)
There are probably a thousand examples that we could come up with. If you have a test that you didn’t prepare for, chances are you’re afraid of failing and chances are you may fail but that can be independent of fear.
What we fear isn’t as important as knowing how to avoid holding on to it
Knowing these three facts can really help rid fear when it rises up inside of us.
- Fear is not from God. So where does it come from? The enemy and sometimes our own thoughts can create this emotion.
- We were not created to live in fear. Acknowledge it and rely on the power of Jesus to resist it and let it GO.
- Fear does not change an outcome for the good; it only causes anguish and anxiety through the process.
Evaluate if there’s anything you can do to prevent this emotion to be triggered. Like the test example. Responsibly preparing for what you know is to come can alleviate some potential anxiety and fear but whatever it is, in your control or not, maybe this prayer will help you-
“God, i know this feeling is not from you so take it away now! Remove any obstacles in my way and guide me into peace and trust in you. I declare calmness and peace in my life right now, in the name of Jesus! Amen