by Sherry Chamblee
II Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Fear does weird things to us, doesn’t it? It makes us run when there’s nothing chasing us. The panic of fear can cause us to say things we shouldn’t say, and do things we shouldn’t do. It can make us shove aside people we should be helping, and trample underfoot those who need us the most. Fear is a big scary monster, and yet – it doesn’t exist.
It’s no wonder God tells us that this is not HIS spirit. God has not given us fearful spirits, but bold, courageous ones. He gave us the spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
Fear takes our sound mind away. Fear takes our love away. Fear takes our power away. Fear leaves us running down an empty road, afraid of the boogeyman when there’s nothing behind us. Nothing.
We are fleeing from air.
What do we fear?
We are afraid of so many things – sometimes our mind is creating a fear out of the things we put into our minds. Gossip, tattlers, talebearers- people who love to spread stories that are false, or mostly false. Fear comes from dwelling on what ‘could’ happen.
So how do we conquer fear?
I John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Point ourselves to Christ again. That’s how we overcome fear. Look at God, trust in Him, praise Him, give Him glory for His mercies, and trust that no matter what happens to me, God is in control and God is in it all.
Trust in God is the only thing that effectively overcomes Fear.
About the Author:
Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.
Sherry Chamblee can be found at http://www.sherrychamblee.weebly.com Or check out her books at http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Chamblee/e/B00BA06RJ2/