Montrey Willis
on 11/14/2017 at 04:33 am
Amen.. I find myself everyday acknowledging fear and challenging it with the power of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I know that fear is a motivator it's a crippler and basically everything in this world so I call it out from where it is by the blood of Jesus Christ it is diminished and destroyed I give my life over to God every single day and I face my fears head on.. I pray that all my brothers may be able to do the same thing as we seek and save that which is lost.. Lord heavenly father I just thank you for your guidance today I thank you for your love I thank you for redeeming me I thank you Lord Father for giving me power and authority over fear .. father I lay it all at your feet I thank you for what's to come as I move forward and through fear I give you all the glory honor and praise thank you in the name of Jesus Amen
Greg Arnold
on 11/13/2017 at 11:03 pm
Yes, Scott. If we stop and listen to our conversations, fear and worry are often quietly present in the room. It will dictate decisions and major life choices if not addressed head on.
Jacob Battung
on 11/13/2017 at 10:57 pm
Wow. . Godbless!
Scott Ellenburg
on 11/13/2017 at 02:15 pm
Great message today, it does mask itself often. I have discovered through life this is the number one determinant in life. You will discuss this in your parenting and marriage without being aware. Be free and filled with the Holy Spirit!
Boyce Moses
on 11/13/2017 at 01:44 pm
Glorious Father, we come to You today to thank You for giving us choices. Choices to decide if we are going to let fear control us, or us control fear. Father, we know that the Spirit within us is from You, and more powerful than anything we face. Empower us to use the Holy Spirit within us to fight fear and not fall to the fears the world tries to give us. Fear has no power over us, unless we decide to let fear rule us. Praying in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Jay Wilson
on 11/13/2017 at 11:54 am
Amen. Fear can crippled and freeze my faith. It's my prayer that I am able to identify it and work through it to be victorious!

DAY 317: A Strategy To Handle Your Fears

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  ~ John 14:27

The presence of fear is the single most dramatic influence on our daily lives. Fear is clever, like a chameleon, it adapts to the environment and changes to fit the conditions around it.

Fear is a relentless bully which demands a response each and every time it arrives on our doorstep.  If we want to make progress in our faith, we need a plan to address fear when it shows up.

A few tips to build a strategy for handling fear:

  • Ask God to reveal Himself in the situation, to give you the vision to see how He is working in the middle of your hardship.
  • Take a breather and look at every angle. Is the fear being driven by others or yourself? If others, create distance. If it's you, then confess it and be accountable.
  • Change your stance toward the fear.  Look for it's weaknesses instead of allowing it to weaken your confidence. Separate facts from fiction.
  • Be a realist and be smart. Some fears have substantial influence and consequences - it may take time to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 
  • Pray. Pray. Pray for the fear itself and whatever/whomever seems to be generating the fear.