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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

#10FsForASuccessfulLife - (4) #BeFEARLESS

For God has not given us the Spirit of Fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~ 2Tim1:7

Someone said fear could be - "False Evidence Appearing Real or Face Everything And Run". Interestingly, many have given in to either the first or the second acronym coined out of the word fear. The challenge of most is not knowing that you can be free from the grips of fear all your life. Reverential fear is entirely different from crippling and destructive fear. To revere someone is to show them respect, however to cower in front of issues you were created to overcome is deadly. 

Many walk in fear; Fear of this, fear of that and sadly, they cannot substantiate the reasons with anything tangible.  The enemy is skilled in planting uncalled for seeds of fear when he has the advantage. A few years have I been around and this I know - fearful people don't get much done in their lives. Fear cripples the ability of an individual and until something is done about it, the person remains a slave to it.

Be fearless and never give into any signs of it in your life. Deal with it brutally, because the absence of fear only allows for the expression of creativity, skill and ability with ease. Given the opportunity, which one of the acronyms coined out of fear would you choose? I will go for False Evidence Appearing Real. If truth is to be told, many of the things we are afraid of are false things wanting to appear as a reality. If you dare buy into its reality, fear stays and ossifies. 

Information is what empowers a person's knowledge knowing that knowledge is truly liberating.  The lack of it only leads to further bondage. The greatest information one need in order to deal with fear I believe is God's word. Once you have assurance of what the word says, you will walk in boldness and calmness. God does not send the spirit of fear, it is the devil. This is what God does - He gives the Spirit of power, love and finally of a sound mind.

This means that fear attacks a person on three levels- first, it renders you powerless, second, it kills every fibre of love in you and finally it takes away the peace of God in your life. Being fearless simply depicts the faith a person has in what God says. Perfect love casts away all fear. If you are a child of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, you should #BeFearless!

To deal with fear, I urge you to do this- 

A. Look through your life and identify what you are mostly afraid of. 

B. Ask yourself whether if in spite of what God's word says if that fear is justified? 

C. Finally find a scripture concerning what you are afraid of and tackle it with it. 

Think Aloud :

What do you think stops people from being fearless?


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