Breaking The Cycle of Fear: Fear Will Sabotage Your Destiny
1. “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
If you allow fear to remain active in your life, it will take hold of your thoughts, paralyze your forward momentum and suffocate your God-Given Destiny. Through Christ, God has given us Power to overcome every obstacle the enemy attempts to set in our way. No matter the circumstance, God has given us Power to break the spirit of fear from off of our lives and the Strength to fight against and be victorious over the tactics of the enemy in every area of our lives. God has given you Power. Face and conquer fear with God’s Word.
2. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
When you are in Christ, it is your choice to surrender to the bondage and stronghold of fear. When you are in Christ, you are given the Keys and Authority to overcome the enemy in every area of your life. When you are in Christ, He has set you free. The key is if you are in Christ. It’s your choice to walk in the freedom of Christ or live in the bondage and entanglement of the past. Be released from the yoke of bondage and be free in Christ completely. Remember not the former things push and press toward the things that God has in store for you. You have a great Destiny in store for you. Don’t allow fear to sabotage and steal your Destiny.
3. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27
Fear will wrap itself around your Destiny, choking the very life out of your dreams and your plans for the future. But those who are in Christ, have Full Access to Christ [The Anointed One]. Christ, The Anointing will break you free from under the weight and bondage of the past. If you trust God, He will keep you protected under His Covering as you surrender to Him. The Anointing of Christ will destroy every yoke and burden that’s weighing you down. Step forward in faith, trusting and knowing that God will cover and heal you, destroying the pain of the past.
4. “And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.” Mark 2:22
Fear will cause you to implement new ideas in an old way. God wants you to implement, the new ideas that He has given you, His Way. You cannot put new wine, (new ideas, new businesses, new revelation) into old bottles – an old framework. Allow God to reshape your mind and renew your vessel to execute His Ideas, His Way.
Sometimes fear can cause us to be complacent, in fear of not excelling or thriving. Fear will plateau your potential. Pray and sit before God so that He can give you a new perspective on what to execute His Way.
5. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
You cannot serve two masters. In this text, Jesus teaches on serving God or idolizing money (mammon – the exaltation of riches to a God-like status). There is nothing wrong with money. Money is a tool – it is not God. But when you choose to idolize money and exalt it in your heart to a “god-like” status then you’re choosing to worship money over surrendering to The True and Living God.
An overwhelming fear of lack or the fear of being in poverty will torment you, if you allow these thoughts to rule over your “thought life”. When fear rules your thought life, your actions begin to follow after your fears. Your fears begin to shape your actions and you begin to solely trust in your own “power and ability”, to obtain wealth, rather than trusting in God. When you solely trust in your ability to produce rather than believing what God said He’ll provide your fear begins to deceive you and causes you to become self reliant on your power rather than trusting God’s Hand to flow through you. We are to be diligent and good stewards over the supply that God gives us. We are to work as unto the Lord, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:23 . We are to submit to The One who Supplies all your need and not serve fear as master of our hearts. Trust God and know that He’ll take care of you. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
6. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8
Fear will threaten your stability. When faith and fear are at war, fear competes for a space that only God can fill. When you choose to allow fear to occupy in a dry and void place (a place that’s not flourishing and fed by God’s Word), fear becomes your god and drowns out every other voice… even God’s. Fear will speak louder than The Word of God, if you allow it to rule and have dominion in your heart. When you fill your void places with God’s Word, He will saturate your heart with His Peace and give you Power to replenish your faith tank again.
A double minded man is one who clings to two opinions – faith and fear and will be unstable in every path that he chooses. You cannot walk in faith while clinging to fear. Trust God and give Him your all.
7. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Romans 8:7
Fear is carnal. Your flesh wants to fight God while your spirit wants to surrender and worship Him. It’s up to you to put your flesh under subjection and align it with the Word of God. When you trust God and Command fear to leave, you’re declaring that God has dominion over you and fear has to subject itself to Christ. It is your choice, with the help of God, to fight fear with His Word or to be subdued by its grip.
8. In Luke 10:19, Christ declared “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
When you are in Christ, every trick and trap that the enemy has set up for your defeat – Christ has given you power to conquer the enemy’s devices and his plan. In Christ, you are not defeated. Christ knows your starting point and He knows where you’ll finish. He’s crafted you to prosper. He uniquely created you to win. You have the Authority to Command fear to leave and to triumph over its head. “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 KJV God wants to give you good success and He expects you to prosper. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8 KJV Focus and meditate upon Christ over fear.
9. “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)” 2 Corinthians 10:4
Fear will disarm your war chest. Your war chest is God’s Word. His Word is Power and releases you from generational strongholds and the soul ties of fear. Fear will entangled your soul into speaking its language. Speak God’s Word and cancel out the voice of the enemy. When you release God’s Word in your home, you’re inviting God to dwell and to fully activate the gifts, talents and abilities within your family. Whether you’re a family of 1 or of many, God’s Word will produce results, if you allow Him to have dominion in your heart. Fear can speak death or stagnate your Destiny or faith can dominate and rule within your heart causing you to excel in everything that you say and do. Releasing fear and functioning in fear will both stifle and stagnate your Destiny, paralyzing you from trying new things and even obeying the voice of God. Shed fear and Engage God.
10. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Fear inhibits your ability to Trust God. When your fears triumph over your ability to trust and lean upon God you begin to set yourself up for failure, no matter the area. To trust in God, completely, requires a selfless obedience. If you’re willing to give your whole heart to Him, in every area, He’ll direct your footsteps. When fear rules your thought life it will impact your faith life causing it to wither. Being entangled by fear will limit you. Fear will magnify your inabilities, weaknesses and shortcomings, stunting your growth, Destiny and development. While faith allows you grow by acknowledging, surrendering and addressing your shortcomings to God. When you walk by faith and trust God with every aspect of your life, you begin to declare, with your actions, that God is Lord over your life and fear has no residence in your heart. Trusting God requires your participation. If you hold on to the weight and condemnation of the past, it will crush you. Condemnation is magnifying the past sin, transgression, mistake or misstep over God’s loving Grace to forgive you of all of your sin. God is greater than your mistake. Release it and trust God.
11. “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17
Fear will cause you to magnify the enemy’s weapon. God is greater than any weapon that the enemy can form. God created you to prosper and He has given you dominion over any and every weapon that’s formed – even financial. Every financial weapon and catastrophe has no dominion over your house. According to Malachi 3:11, God will rebuke the devourer. Financial devourer, strongholds and derailments do not have authority to operate in the life of a Christian. Although, financial mistakes and missteps happen, God has given you His Authority, Grace and Favor to steward and govern your finances well and with integrity. “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18. Although the weapon is formed, it does not have to impact your house. Financial setbacks and missteps are not permanent pits. God has given you the power, authority and insight to conquer and overcome fear in every area, even in your finances.
12. “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19
When the enemy comes in like a flood God will raise up a standard. No matter the area where fear attempts to manifest itself, God’s Word will overcome it. With Christ, you have the Authority to defeat fear whenever it raises its head. Even if fear tries to come in like a tidal wave, God can calm the storm. Fear does not have to rule you, dominate or torment you, God has given you authority, through the Blood of Christ to rule, dominate and tread on fear’s head.
Fear can attract defeat. The threat of fear and it’s taunting impact can magnify itself above your situation. Fear looms. It attempts to boast itself over your head like a tidal wave – waiting to crash and crush you by its weight and destructive force. It’s up to you to embrace God’s Peace or accept defeat – choose the former. God can cause the storm to cease. He can cause the waves to be at peace. When fear rises, read and apply God’s Word Daily and He will give you peace beyond understanding. He is Peace. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7. Amen.
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