Does anyone remember watching the TV show “Are you afraid of the dark?” I used to watch this show all the time with my brother and sister. No matter how scared we were–we still enjoyed watching that show. That goes to show you that we were some dare devils, we didn’t care about anyone telling us not to watch that show…we were going to watch that show with our blankets up to our face and feet cuffed in the sofa.
This memorable moment brings me to my topic today. How to deal with fear? Have you been walking in fear? Have you been afraid of starting a business, writing a book, getting over a breakup/ divorce? Have you been afraid to tell your truth to someone?
Well I have…….but believe me just like watching a scary movie –“you just gotta see it” The same rule applies when dealing with fear–you just have to do what it is that you are called to do. When you operate in fear you have two choices to make. 1. will you continue to stay being afraid or 2. will you keep moving forward till the end.
It didn’t matter how afraid I was to do something , I knew that I just have to do it because I was stronger than my fears. I can do the impossible. It takes a little step of faith to jump out there and you may feel a little uncomfortable. But that is the beauty in it all “your purpose is always revealed in a uncomfortable situation.”
So I challenge you all –to just do it! Go after your dreams–what’s the worst that can happen. You mess up and you start over again. Go get your blessing that is waiting for you. I remember someone telling me that your breakdown is your breakthrough! That is an amazing affirmation.
“My breakdown is my breakthrough”–now that’s how you deal with fear!
Prayer to God;
Thank you for always being the light in our life. We thank you for your unfailing love. You never cease to amaze us. Help us to continue to live a life that is pleasing to you. Give us the power, strength and the anointing to deal with fear. Which is not of you God. Thank you for being our protector and our king. We will forever praise you!
In Jesus name Amen
We run away from God’s calling on our life so many times. Often because we are afraid to handle the responsibility or we feel the fear of not doing best at the job.
Do you remember Jonah in the bible?
–God told Jonah to go to Nineveh the great ciy, and cry out against it for their wickeness. However, Jonah decided to go to Tarshish and attempted to flee from God’s call to preach to the people of Nineveh.
While Jonah thought he could escape from God by getting on a ship sailing far away. God prevents Jonah’s escape by sending a storm that was so strong that the ship was about to break down.
While the storm was going on the sailors were panicing and Jonah was asleep. When the sailors woke Jonah up he was astonished to see how great the storm was. Immediately he started to cry out to God to repent for what he had done. He also requested the sailors to throw him over the boat to stop the storm. Jonah was a prophet and he knew that if the sailors threw him over the storm was stop. Which it did. Now God prepared a great fish to swallow Joanh for three days and three nights. After Jonah prayed to the Lord from the belly of the fish, God spoke to the fish and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
After God told Jonah to go to Nineveh to speak a second time. So this time that is exactly what Jonah did. The people of Nineveh ( Assyrians) turned from their evil ways and God relented from destroying the city. He had compassion for them. But Jonah was angry- he wanted them to be destroyed. God asked Jonah – “is it right for you to be angry?”
This story reminds me that we often flee from God’s calling everyday. When he tells us to do something we become afraid or fearful. However, God does not operate in fear. Faith and fear cannot occupy the same place or time. We should not be angry about anyone else’s accomplishment or blessings in their life. God has a plan and purpose for everyone. All you need to do is submit to him and obey his word. When he calls you do something— never ever flee from him. God is the way the truth and the light.
Thank you lord for your grace and mercy. Thank you for always showing up compassion when we don’t deserve it. Help us to become more like you. More compassionate to others and slow to anger. We will forever serve you because you are our God. We love you!
Beginning to find what your purpose is in life can be a struggle but its a journey that you must go through. When you get to the other side of the rainbow, it’t like WOW God. “I see why you had to take me through to get me here.”
Now some people take longer than others to get to their purpose because God wanted them to uncover themselves before they can receive what he intended them to have. God knows what he’s doing. Don’t be mistaken. He doesn’t want us to get so comfortable with his many blessings all of the time. Think about it… if he gave us what we wanted when we weren’t prepared for it, we would of missed the mark. Would of missed out on the true blessing of it all. HE gives us opportunities, experiences, tests and trials in life so we can actually grow. Many times when we face difficult times we often question God. ” Why am I going through this?”; “Why me?”
I have good news!!!!! Everything you went through from your childhood to now and is to set you up for your destiny, your PURPOSE that God has for you. It’s never too late to get to where God has called you to be. Its a very simple solution— Put your faith and full trust in God so he can guide your path. If we keep guiding ourselves, we will continue to to struggle and fall short every time. You know that you didn’t wake up this morning without GOD’s doing. You know God is the creator of all things.
So it’s time to change our thinking… think about it?? Where do you want to be in life? In 5 to 10 years? Maybe tomorrow. Put it in your mindset that only if I follow God.. I can truly get to where I need to be. Where I am supposed to be. Do you know God can do the impossible? We need stop letting him come in between what we think we need and what we really need from God’s will. I don’t know about you but I want the things that God has for me.
When you fully submit to God – you are being healed spiritually and naturally. I believe that we often hold ourselves back from God truly working miracles in our life at times because we want to go our own way. As if we going to miss out on life. For John 10:10 says- “The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy; I come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (kjv)
I encourage you all to give your all to God and watch him work miracles in your life and you will know your purpose through him.
Dear Father God,
Thank you for what you have given us the spirit to not fear, when we mess up over and over again your grace covers us. Your mercy renews our minds and we love you for never giving up on us. We pray that we continue to fully your plans for our lives. Help us to focus and trust in you at all times. From this day forward we will step out on faith in everything we do. Thank you for everything God. We love you today and forever.