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Someone To Walk With You Through Your Biggest Fears

Face it. We live in a sometimes very scary world.

What can we do?

Where can we turn?

Is it even possible to gain freedom from fear?

Yes – a resounding YES.

But not by trying to run from our fears

or fleeing what is terrifying us.

Not by begging God to remove the thing we are afraid of.

True freedom from fear comes by allowing God

to walk with us through whatever we are afraid of.

As a child I was very afraid.

From loud noises to new situations

snakes and dark places and on and on and on.

And although I knew the Lord I didn’t know how to shake the heavy chains of fear.

Freedom in Christ seemed a possibility for others

but not for me.

But somewhere along the way my relationship with Him

began to grow until

it grew bigger than my fears.

As I focused upon Who He is

I began to see how small my fears were.

Now, my knees might still shake at times

but because I know the One Who walks with me through everything

I am no longer paralyzed –

I am no longer trapped.

All I need to know is that He walks with me through it all.

And I know that I am safe no matter what.

How about you?

Are you will looking for freedom from gut-wrenching fear?

Let me encourage you to look to the One,

The Glorious One

to hold your hand through everything you face.

Stop the voices that try to convince you otherwise.

Turn away from your doubts and let Him walk with you.

Fears seem to evaporate in the light of His Presence.

He is stronger than anything or anyone

And He loves you with an everlasting Love.

Now that’s true freedom, my friends.

And He wants you to experience it too.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” –Isaiah 41:10

Me? An Overcomer?

Yes, that titles fits. Just the thought of me being an overcomer

brings a smile to my face and laughter within.

Me?

The one who long ago was so familiar with anxiety?

Fearful. Unsure. No self confidence.

Fast forward many years though.

I began to understand that being an overcomer is not about my lacks

but all about His greatness.

Being an overcomer is all about who I am

not how I feel.

It’s about all I have in Him.

It began with a slow shift in mindset.

Is that something you’ve always longed to have?

Weeks ago I was facing a difficult problem.

Wherever I turned there seemed to be no answer.

Closed doors.

Although the stress and strain drained my physical and emotional resources

I knew

that

somehow

somewhere

there was an answer

because He is the Answer.

Instead of reminding myself of what I couldn’t do

and what I didn’t have

I quietly began to speak the truth.

He is able.

He is more than enough.

He has never failed me yet.

Nothing changed

but then again

everything began to change.

My mindset shift opened me to begin to see possibilities

where before I had seen none.

I saw the Lord giving me all that I needed

instead of seeing myself as a victim of this circumstance.

“What do you want?” He gently asked

and I poured out my heart to Him.

His power

right there

met my need and all my fears gradually disappeared.

I began to act like an overcomer.

You? An overcomer?

Yes, He fully equips you and I aug 22 sunrise to be more than enough for any challenge that we face.

So how about you—

Have you longed to be an overcomer?

Would you like to discover how?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yes, nothing would thrill me more.

 

 

 

 

Moving Forward Anyway

Feeling defeated?

Scared?

Discouraged?

Overwhelmed by life’s circumstances?

 

How do you move forward when you’re stuck in this place?

Slowly.

Determinedly.

Confidently.

 

Right now take charge of your life and begin to move forward anyway

by following these 3 simple steps.

  1. Recognize what the fear is

Yes, call it by name. Write it down. Say it out loud. Whether a fear of flying or roller coasters, or beginning a small business. Pesky fears can eat at our confidence and destroy our sense of well being.  When God confronted Moses on the farside of the wilderness at Mount Horeb out of  the burning bush. (Exodus 3)  He broke through the ordinary and revealed His amazing Plan. But Moses was afraid.  What’s your fear?

 

  1. Ask yourself why it’s holding you back

Face it clearly. What’s been keeping your trapped? All too often our focus is on our own limitations and ourselves. We resist change and have a defeated mindset. But you can rise to the challenge and overcome by a choice to see things differently.

 

  1. Reset your mindset and begin to focus on the positive outcomes. Realize and embrace the resources you do have. Right now. He has promised to be with you. Always. No matter what.

You can do more than you think you can. You are more than you think you are. His power within you enables you to rise to new heights and accomplish more than you ever could in your own strength.

Ready to be an overcomer?

Victory

Courage

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