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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
When I first met the Lord as a
teenager, I was plagued with many fears. At this time in my life, I
struggled with feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem. But once
I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, a new dynamic entered my
life. I began to experience the love of the Father. The Holy Spirit
ministered to me through His word, His Presence, and His people. The
fears that once shaped me began to diminish in their power over me.
As I grew in my relationship with God, I also grew in faith and
confidence. Today I am still tempted at times to fear when
circumstances arise, but I have learned to give my troubles to God
and to allow Him to shower me with His love. His love makes me
strong and His love will make you strong as well.
God's love is perfect, and His perfect
love really does drive away fear. Fear is a spirit. It says in 2
Timothy 1:7 that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power,
love, and a sound mind. This promise is for us. We don't have to
live with fear. Fear debilitates, it destroys. But with the Lord in
our lives, we can win the victory over fear. We can allow His love
to set us completely free. It may take time – it did for me. I
found it helpful to meditate on scriptures that speak of God's love.
Our Lord's truth brings deliverance; it brings us freedom.
If you are struggling with fear of any
kind, I encourage you to invite the Lord into your situation. As you
draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. Meditate on scriptures
that speak of the love of God. His perfect love will surely drive
away your fears.
Dear Father God,
Thank you for Your great love. Lord I
surrender my every fear to You. I thank you that You live in me and
greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Spirit of
fear I bind you in the name of Jesus and I command you to leave me
now. Holy Spirit come in your loving way and fill me. Thank you for
giving me victory over every fear. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
“for everyone born of God
overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the
world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
The Bible says that those who have
accepted Christ as their Savior are positioned “in Christ”. This
is how God sees us. Like a bookmark enveloped in the pages of a
book, we have been placed inside our Lord. Wherever the book goes,
so goes the bookmark. In Christ we died. In Christ we rose again.
In Christ we defeated the grave.
Jesus said we should take heart because
He has overcome the world. We too have overcome the world. We are
overcomers now in this life. We are not trying to overcome: we have
overcome. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our
faith. When we mix the promise of being an overcomer with our faith,
we begin to experience this truth. When we believe we are
overcomers, His Spirit backs up our faith and we can live out the
reality of this promise.
This means whatever we are facing, God
will enable us to win the battle. This means we can meet each day
with a victory mindset. We are more than conquerers, victors because
of our relationship with Christ. It doesn't matter how many times we
have failed in the past; God desires to give us a fresh start. As we
meditate on who we are in Christ, we can grow in our ability to
overcome. In His strength we overcome in spiritual warfare, through
financial difficulty, in sickness, and in every area of life.
We can learn to confess or profess the
word of God concerning our position in Christ. When we speak God's
word over our lives, our tongue – like the rudder of a ship –
helps to bring God's promises into reality.
God sees us as overcomers because we
are positioned in Christ. Let's stand on the promises of God and
learn to live the victorious life that our Lord desires us to walk
in. Let's declare God's word over our lives and begin to live out
the overcoming life that Christ has purchased for us on the cross.
Dear Father God,
Thank you for making me an
overcomer. Thank you that You have given me victory over every
situation I come against. Lord I love you, and I praise you for all
You've done. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.