This week I’m sharing a few short stories on how I overcame fear.
I hope this video encourages you.
I am taking a break from doing these Freedom Fridays. I’m working on a project that I would like to give my full attention to.
Praying for you,
Fear holds us as prisoners and keeps us tied up in chains.
I’ve had a couple of visions of this that have revealed the truth.
In one vision I could see the person I was ministering to with heavy chains wrapped all over them. They appeared to be completely tied up. As I was praying, I was looking around for the key to unlock the chains in the vision. Suddenly, I noticed there was no lock. The chains were laying on the person but there was no lock. All they had to do was grab the chains and lift them off. I knew I couldn’t do it for them, they had to do it themselves. It had to be their choice. You see, the weight and confinement of the chains had become comforting. The chains had become a sense of false security and to be free of them was to expose themselves to the unknown.
In another vision I had during worship one day I saw that there are souls that are sitting in prison cells. The door however is wide open. All they have to do to be free is to walk through the door and into freedom, yet they choose not to. The prison cell has become comfortable. Stepping out from it is frightening.
I understood through both of these visions that FEAR was the main culprit that was keeping these souls locked away.
The first thing they needed to be free was to become aware that there were no locks. They could walk free at any time, but FEAR had tricked them into thinking that it was better to stay the way they were than to expose themselves to the unknown.
The second thing they needed was GRACE (God’s help). This could come to them through a revelation of the Holy Spirit, or the encouragement of a faith filled person depending on how ready they were to make a change in their lives.
Finally, they needed the WILL to walk the process out.
1st – Become aware and don’t justify
2nd – Ask for God’s help (Grace)
3rd – Resolve to press forward through the fear and DO IT!
I'm praying for you,
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F - False
E – Evidence
A – Appearing
R – Real
Fear clouds our minds, stifles creativity, stunts our growth, keeps us from achieving our highest potential, deters our purpose in life, and ruins relationships. Maybe this is why the scriptures tell us 365 times to not be afraid. We are physical being and spiritual beings. We are meant to experience this world to its fullest and we are meant to begin the experience of heaven while still here on earth.
Fear manifests itself in different ways.
Lack of talent
Looking like a fool for trying
Being made fun of
Failure Not being accepted
Not being loved
Not loved and forgiven by God
Not being good enough
Not having enough
Lack Losing control
Losing your mind
These are the different manifestations of fear the Holy Spirit brought to my mind. Please go through the list and check to see if you identify with any of them. If none of them do then ask the Holy Spirit if you are wrestling with a hidden fear that’s holding you back from living out your purpose in life.
Write it down and all the reasons why it’s holding you back.
How is this fear serving you?
How are you serving this fear?
Let's put fear under our feet and stomp it out once and for all!
Praying for you,