Monday, October 8, 2012

I've Got to Get Myself Together- Faith Over Fear

Yesterday my husband preached a sermon titled "Faith Overcoming Fear" and it made me see how some of us are driven and live our lives from a fear - based place. Fear is a place where we are stagnant, angry, hurt, anxious, tired, and self-sabotaging. Living like this is not God's plan for our lives. In him we can have life and it more abundantly. But,how do I get to this life when fear has consumed me and gripped me for so long? Well, I am going to discuss three ways we can have victory over fear and Get Ourselves Together to live our best lives.

  1. Be present- This moment is all we have. We have to make the most of our moments and stop wasting time with negative thoughts, energy, self-talk, and actions. We need to take every thought captive and turn the positive into a negative to create a powerful present moment.
  2. Seek God and His will for your life- God has to be first in our lives in order for our lives to be prosperous and meaningful. We have to learn to seek his will through prayer, fasting, and reading the Bible. We have to examine our choices and see if they line up with God's principles and plans for us. If you feel unsure after praying, fasting, and reading the Bible, then seek Godly counsel from wise people. And remember after receiving the counsel, pray again about the situation.God is faithful to send revelation and confirmation to your situation for you to make the best choice.
  3. Do It Afraid- We have to learn to use our fears as motivation. As fuel to propel us forward to our destiny. We have to step out in Faith, knowing that God has our backs and even if we don't reach our goal, there will be precious life lessons and experiences that will cause us to grow and be better. Trust God, not what you feel and Just do it!
So, how do we live with Faith over Fear? We get in the game called Life and we step out in faith and become co-laborers with God to create our best lives. In faith, there is no failure, just lessons and experiences that will make us better, wiser, and stronger. 
Deuteronomy 31:6- " Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

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