How to change the fear into Victory

How to change the fear into victory.

How to change the fear into Victory..

I was afraid to home school my children

I was to afraid to write a blog.

I was to afraid to drive to new places.

I was to afraid to witness to others.

I was to afraid to completely surrender.

Afraid that I would not be able to do the job right.

Afraid that I would mess up and get lost, or say the wrong things, or write the wrong things or that if I surrendered completely I would loose a part of me.

After……

After just stopping the questioning of myself.

After stopping the self-doubt.

After being willing to just let go of not having to be perfect and just be myself.

After being willing to completely to surrender my life to God.

After having enough faith that God will see me through

After allowing Christ to lead my days and not let fear interrupt the process

I have learned that Victory is mine.

I love the story that is found in Acts chapter 4:1-22

Please take a few minutes and read these verses.

Peter and John were just unschooled ordinary men and yet they were with Jesus. They spent time with him and what was the results…..Victory.

Because they left behind everything they new, they left behind the familiar. They left behind the security of what they always did and they surrendered themselves to God. They were able to stand before the Sanhedrin and speak wonderful things.

They didn’t go to some school to be trained to speak that way all they did was open their heart up to God and He was able to mighty things through them.

We too can have victory. All we have to do is spend time with Jesus everyday and He will do the rest. He will guide us, He will teach us. He will prepare us to be what He wants us to be.

We can let go of our fear because we have Jesus and He can replace all of our insecurities.

Let’s soar into new places and let go of our fear. Give Christ control and He will take us on a wonderful journey.

I am ready to change my fear into victory how about you?

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Something to Consider with fear

Romans 8:37New International Version (NIV)

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Fear stinks. That is something I have discovered….I hate when my fears stop me from doing something great. I hate when my fears hold me back. I hate when my fears change the winner in me to the loser in me.

My fear says: “I am not good enough.” “I hate this.” “I wish someone else would….” “Will you do this for me?” “let’s get out of here” “I can’t”

Sometimes fear is realistic, maybe I have been hurt in some way so fear can stop me from being hurt again. Other times fear is just insecurities that are rising up and they are stopping me from trying something new that could be wonderful.

Might there be some way of handling this thing called fear? Is there a way to get past the fear so that I can experience the things God is calling me to do?

Recently my husband started a new job that has him away at nights. We have a very sweet puppy who sleeps in our room. I have noticed that the nights my husband is gone my puppy acts very different. I am not sure if she is afraid for me or afraid for herself, but she certainly acts differently when he is gone than when he is here.

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She comes with me into my room and lays down at my feet. She positions herself in such a way that she is facing the door. She proceeds to spend most of the night growling and occasionally barking at what I am not sure. I can’t hear anything, I can’t see anything. If I try and let her out she walks through the house checking at each of my children’s bedroom doors than she will go and sit at the front door waiting for my husband to come home.

She doesn’t seem to be able to fully relax or feel comfortable without him in the house. She is anxious and extremely protective of any noise she thinks she hears.

Try as I might, I can’t seem to get her to understand that everything is alright and we can go back to sleep. We try but it becomes such a fitful night because of her uneasiness and fearful behavior.

She doesn’t accept that everything is safe, and that everyone is safe. All she can do is focus on her uncertainty of my husband not being home.

How often am I like that? When fear comes…..and it will come am I cowering away from what I need to be doing? Am I becoming loud and aggressive to try and push the fear away? Am I avoiding the rest and peace that Christ want’s me to have because I am too wrapped up in what I perceive to be truth that I can’t see or accept the comfort that God is trying to give me?

When fear comes I need to make up my mind that I can have Victory over this fear. I am a conqueror in Christ and I can overcome the fears in my life.

Just like I love my puppy and want her to feel safe and secure. God loves us! He wants us to feel loved. He wants us to feel secure.

Dear Lord, thank you for the challenge to remind myself that I am a conqueror in you. I know it is a simple step but it is so hard to always believe that I am victorious. Help me put this truth into practice and to walk in the wisdom that you have given me. In Jesus’ name amen

Philippians 4:6, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Psalm 56:3-4, When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Is there something in your life that you are consistently afraid about? Spend time specifically praying for this fear today. Ask God to show you how you can be victorious over this fear and ask Him to bring healing to your wounded and vulnerable places.

Sometimes we are the cause of our own fear. If there is some unresolved conflict in your life that is causing you to have this fear ask God to remove it. What is one thing you can do this week to be victorious over this fear?

The Secret to Having Victory Over Fear

BUT THANKS BE TO GOD! HE GIVES US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:57

 

Victory.

We all want it. Everything we do in life we do because we want to accomplish some feat or task. We don’t do things just for the sake of doing them. The Things we do is for a purpose. That is why it is so important to have victory over the areas that we may struggle with.

Fear can hold a person back from accomplishing anything. Fear can rob us of joy. Fear can keep us as a prisoner in life.

The surprising reality is that victory is a given gift from God. Ultimately we can find this victory over fear right in the gospel. Our driving hunger to be free from fear leads us to the truth that Christ has given us the Victory over all of our fears.

We need to open our eyes

2 Kings 6:15-17King James Version (KJV)

15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

The first step to having victory over our fear is just to open our eyes to what is in front of us. God is with us. He promises to never leave us. Whatever the fear is in your life pray and ask God to open your eyes to see how He is protecting you from the thing you are afraid of.

Believe God will strengthen you

Isaiah 41:10King James Version (KJV)

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Accept what God has given you

2 Timothy 1:7King James Version (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

What are the secrets of having victory over fear?

We’ve been given the Holy Spirit to awaken our fearful hearts. That is Victory

We want for nothing because God leads us and protects us. Victory

We are comforted, provided for and anointed. Victory

He answers me and delivers me from all fears. Victory

We’ve been set free from snares and have safety in Him. Victory

We have a God who cares and who wants to take our fears this is Ultimate Victory