Facing Your Fears
"Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7
When you were little were you ever scared of the dark? Well that was me. I would sleep in the dead center of my bed with all the blankets over my head because I swore the monster would get me if they could see any part of my body hanging off the bed.
Fast forward to now, is that what we still do? Instead of facing our fears, we hide and cover them up- only to live with inner torment. We think that we are protecting ourselves but what we are really doing is constantly living a vicious cycle that is only keeping us from the plans and callings God has for us. Maybe it is fear of failure. Maybe it's fear of getting hurt again. Maybe anxiety in work or relationships. Whatever it is, hiding the fear and covering it up and trying to conquer it on your own is not the answer. What is that solving? Just a band-aid until the next day when you live it all over again. God says to cast all your cares on him for his yoke is easy and burden is light. He wants to take your fear so you can fulfill the plans he has for you. How are your relationships going to flourish if you are constantly being held back by fear? How is your business going to succeed if you're too scared to take steps forward for it to grow? How will you ever win if your always scared of losing? God also says for I KNOW the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper. He wants us to succeed and wants us to live a life free of fear. It's not easy but let's take the first step and give it to God.
Heavenly Father I love you and thank you for all you're doing in my life. God I ask that you consume my mind and fill me with your peace. I know that your thoughts are higher than mine and your ways are higher than mine. I know your love for me is unconditional and I know you want me to prosper. So God I ask that you remove fear and anxiety from my life every single day and I make it a conscious effort to take captive every thought and make it obedient to your words and your will. Satan I bind you off of my mind and out of my thoughts. You are a liar and a thief and I take notice on you. God, fill me up with your peace and consume me with your presence. In your son's name, Amen.