Fear can be our greatest enemy if we don’t learn how to fight them off. The only way to overcome our fears is to speak truth over them. Truth is found in the word of God. It contains all we need to tear down the lies of the enemy. It’s time to fight our fears.
Fear is contagious. When we entertain fear in one area of our lives, it spreads to other areas of our lives.
That was where I found myself at, in a mixture of fear all around.
God had opened the door and confirmed to my husband and me to go to Singapore for a missions trip. However, we only had less than 2 weeks to raise funds for this trip. Going to this trip would also be a sacrifice for my husband since he had planned to use this summer to build up finances.
Worries started going through my mind. What if we don’t raise the $3500 that we need? What if our endeavor’s to raise finances fail? Soon enough I found fear seeping through other areas of my life.
I know God had called me to give myself to establishing Living Revelations ministries, but I had fears that I wouldn’t be capable to build partners to sustain the ministry. I started having doubts about other promises that God has spoken to us such as bringing us a house to live in.
In my alone time with Jesus was where He awakened me and said, “It’s time to fight your fears.”
I realized that entertaining all these fears would do no good for me and only pull me away from persevering in the path that God wants me to be in. At that moment I decided to fight my fears with God’s truth.
“God I know you will bring partners for Living Revelations. You have birthed this ministry in me and I will not let discouragement tempt me to give up. I will continue to keep your way, hope in you and trust that you will exalt me to inherit your promises (Psalm 37:34).”
“God, you say that you always do immeasurably more than what we ask or imagine so I believe you will provide more than enough for this Singapore trip (Ephesians 3:20).”
We have been equipped with the word of God to fight our fears away. The word of God is our sword to use against our fears. Ephesians 6:17 says, “…Take up the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Speaking the word of God over the lies of the enemy is the way to make our thoughts obedient to Christ. The Bible is your weapon to fight against your fears and doubts.
What fears have you been battling with? It’s time to fight your fears with God’s truth.
Use every moment of fear to cause you to press into the battle of prayer with God’s truth. The enemy tempts us to not get in the word of God because he doesn’t want us to have our sword for battle; He wants us defeated. But now is the time to pick up our sword and fight through the lies.
Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The enemy uses fear to take us off from God’s path, however, faith will lead us to God’s path.
Faith is choosing to believe what God said over what we see.
There will be times in our lives where we will be faced at a crossroad; to choose the path of fear or faith. It’s when we choose to obey God and the path of faith that we can walk into the good plans He has for our lives.
Jeremiah 6:16 says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Are you faced at a crossroad? Will you choose to take the path of faith?
We will see God’s miraculous hand move upon our lives when we choose to partner with faith.
We see throughout the Bible the results of those who chose to walk by faith and not by sight. Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered God faithful who had made the promise (Hebrews 11:11). Moses was able to see the Red Sea split and watch His people cross the Red Sea into safety (Hebrews 11:29). There are many more faith stories in the Bible that we can read to encourage our own faith walk.
We have today to make the decision to live such a life of faith as those in the Bible. It’s through faith that many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.
This is the year of acceleration where God wants to give us the grace to do what He’s calling us to do. This doesn’t mean that we can take it easy, rather we will have to fight harder. It’s when we are close to our growing seasons that the enemy will try the hardest to bring us down.
Now is the time to get in the word and fight through prayer. So remember, it’s time to fight our fears.