According to the
MSN Encarta, fear is: 1) feeling of anxiety 2) frightening
thoughts 3) reverence 4) worry
Whether you realize
it or not, but fear has a specific assignment:
*to make you
stagnant or immobilize you
*to rob you of your
potential & operate as a destiny pirate
*to serve as a
frequent aborter of the plans and purposes of God
*to keep one
*to keep you barren
*to make you run
away from the original assignment God gave you
*to grip you and
run rampant throughout your house, place, or etc once you open
Most of the time it
can always be linked back to a previous experience.
Let's learn from a
couple of great people throughout the bible: Elijah, the Children
of Israel, & Joshua & Caleb.
Elijah is familiar
to many people as a major prophet in the bible that raised the
dead, prophesied droughts and rain, confronted the prophets of
Baal, and yielded many feats, yet he became fearful of the
threats from Jezebel.
How does a mighty
man of God that accomplished great feats become scared of a
woman's threat? Isn't this just like us? We witness the Father
show up and make provision, but then the unexpected happens and
we are shaken and immediately lose all hope in Him, as if he only
possesses enough power to deliver us from one thing but not
Why is it that we
always magnify the situation more than the creator of the
universe? Just think on this for a moment.
Can you believe
that Elijah ran, hid under a tree and was actually ready to die
because of a threat? Is this you today? Are you ready to run away
and give up because fear has showed up at your door and gripped
you? Don't let fear cause you to hide, run away, or become
It's time to evict
Here is another
incidence in the bible that we are probably familiar with. What
about the Children of Israel vs. Goliath?
In 1 Samuel 17:19,
we find the army of Israel at battle against the Philistines and
it's intense. David, who is being obedient to his father, stops
by to drop off food to his brothers and encounters this robust
giant, by the name of Goliath. He has a track record and
reputation as a "champion". When Goliath approaches the battle
field, from among the Philistine army, he causes the entire army
of Israel to flee in fear.
Now imagine some
troops that have been trained in artillery, all types of
weaponry, tracking skills, and etc. be confronted by this giant
enemy and they all surrender or take off running. How
embarrassing this would be to a country that they were defending.
Consider all the investment that was put into each soldier to
keep a nation safe. Why would an entire army that has special
military training flee because of 1 huge problem?
The children of
Israel after sizing him up with their natural eyes decided that
they were unqualified and full of fear so they fled. But a young
lad by the name of David, rose up with boldness and faith in His
God and was able to take the champion down. If they would've done
their research, one would find that David had a reputation in the
field as well as "champion" amongst the lions& bears.
Do you remember
the story of Joshua & Caleb vs. the remaining spies?
The Lord instructed
Moses to send out spies into a land that he promised to give the
children of Israel and 12 spies were selected. Now Joshua and
Caleb were among the 12 chosen. They scoped out the land for 40
days and brought back a bad report to the congregation. They
mentioned how it flows with milk and honey and yields great fruit
but the people are strong ("we are weak") the
cities are fortified and very large ("we are broken, have
a weak foundation on Christ, we lack faith, and are full of fear,
doubt, and unbelief), the
descendants of Anak were like giants ("we are like grasshoppers
in our own sight and in their sight"). Yet, only two of the 12
spies stood up in faith and said we are able to take the land. In
spite of Joshua's and Caleb's faith, fear had swept throughout
the entire camp and the congregation began to cry and they wept
What was the
difference between Joshua and Caleb and the remaining ten? They
all were apart of the same congregation. They had the same
leader. They scoped out the same place for 40 days, yet they
brought back a difference report. The only difference was their
perspective and faith in the word of God. Apparently they saw
exactly what God saw which was the promised land that they were
promised. They were not moved by the physical obstacles that lay
in the midst of them and looked towards the promises of
Fear is like a cancer that spreads rapidly like a wildfire via
your tongue. Be careful of what you allow to escape your mouth
The Power of
If you could ever
see beyond your natural vision, one would probably see
fulfillment of purpose, a multitude of people that are desperate,
hurting, in bondage, lost, searching for answers, seeking the
truth, and those that have lost all hope. You would find
promotion, salary increases, confidence boosters, appraisal, and
untapped potential that you never knew existed. It's time for you
to see through the eyes of your creator!
He sees your
future. He sees your success. He sees you prospering, bringing
truth to many, yielding deliverance, and discovering who you
helps one see beyond their natural sense of sight into endless
possibilities. This vision takes you onto the other side where
lies your answers.
Imagine the view of
an ant traveling by ground vs. an eagle that soars in the air.
From an ant's perspective, the world is large around him.
Obstacles are large, difficult to overcome, take great effort and
everything you're facing is magnified, too big, too challenging,
and impossible to conquer. But from the eagle's view, they can
see miles below and ahead of them. They see everything as
possible, obtainable, small, and well able to accomplish.
In life there are
common fears that many people wrestle with. If we are honest
about it, we all have something that we are fearful of. Let's
look at some of the everyday fears:
Speaking in public
Being around new
Fear of the
Fear of the
unexpected (interview, career, project, business, etc)
Fear of closed
Fear of insects and
Are you ready to be
free from fear? Let's Evict Fear Now!
1)Identify it (list
it on a sheet of paper)
2)Meditate on 2
Timothy 1:7 and believe it
**It's time for
your perspective to begin to change. The only way that this can
happen is by flooding your mind with life and a new
3)Confess your fear
& pray for deliverance of that specific fear.
**Now let's take
the next step which is to admit to the Father that you have the
fear of ____________ and ask Him for his help. After all He is
the only one that can set you free.
4)Confront it and
speak life over yourself.