WHO ARE YOU?
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
God created us in HIS image and in HIS likeness. If we are fearful of anything, it’s of the devil. We all have things that may scare us in a moment of time, but when we’re fearful of something, then we’ve adopted a Spirit of Fear. If God didn’t give us a Spirit of Fear, then who did? The enemy or our own ignorance.
Do you realize that what you don’t know can hurt you? You have dominion over everything on the earth except your fellow human. To fear anything is contrary to your design.
I recall ministry school and I had no money to pay rent. I was prepared to sleep in my car until I could make good on the rent. I had not been late on rent before, I didn’t have a bad relationship with my landlord, and I had not asked for an extension before, but I was afraid of asking and possibly facing him telling me “no”. I feared his response more than I did sleeping in my car!!! I realize looking back that I had adopted a Spirit of Fear of rejection.
I, you, we are children of THE MOST HIGH GOD!!! My Heavenly Father gave me a Spirit of Love, Power, and Peace!!! Needless to say, God delivered me out of that situation and I only spent one night in my car. However, I later faced a reprimand from my landlord. You see, we had a great relationship and they were quite disappointed that I didn’t come to him to talk about it. They made me promise that I would never do that again. Praise God, I have a great relationship with my Heavenly Father as well and He has never withheld any good thing from me! I’ve never had to face homelessness since then!
Application For The Day:
It’s easy to “justify” fear by saying, “…I just don’t like…” or “…we don’t do…” Regardless of how you may state something, the first step towards deliverance is acknowledgement. Take small steps each day to address a “fear” that you may have been dealing with, whether it’s rejection, like me, or spiders.
Prayer For The Day:
Father God, you’ve given me dominion over everything on the earth except my fellow person. I receive deliverance from the Spirit of Fear. I embrace the power, love and sound mind that you’ve given me. I also cast down any imagination that does not line up with Your Will and I replace it with my knowledge of Your Word, in Jesus’ Name.