If you are struggling with hopelessness, negative emotions, wrong mindsets, worthlessness, anger, jealousy, or fear of failure, you are not alone.
Every human being has been through or is going through that season.
The key to conquering those false beliefs, mindsets, or emotions is possible.
In this short article, I want to encourage you and remind you that you are MORE than able to face any adverse situations and overcome them.
Isaiah 41:10 AMPC says: "Fear not, there is nothing to fear, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and harden you to difficulties; yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My victorious right hand of righteousness and justice."
Wow, what a powerful promise.
The very first thing the Lord addresses here is FEAR. Why? Because it is the biggest hindrance to our faith, life, and purpose.
Fear will steal your hope, kill your identity, and affect your mental, emotional, and physical being until you feel like giving up and surrendering to it.
That's why we call FEAR "False - Evidence - Appearing - Real."
We all have been trapped by fear. Some at a greater level than others. But we all have.
The only issue we all had was that we believed those lying voices.
The voice of fear has a very demanding voice.
It is forceful and intimidating.
It wants to change the narrative of the story.
It can paint a horror movie in your mind until you start believing it, and your physical body will react to it.
Wow, what a deceptive power force it can be if you don't know the truth or your mind has not been renewed.
We tend to give the devil way too much credit.
Remember, he was defeated two thousand years ago and stripped of his authority to harm you.
But you must know it! You must believe it, and you must act upon it.
The first step to conquer fear is to take your God-given authority (Luke 10:19 AMPC) and dethrone him from ruling over your life.
Yes, you can dethrone him by acting and declaring your position in Christ.
You are the "Producer" of your life.
God has written your story; you are the producer, and the writer's script is in your hands.
The enemy has come with doubts, negative thoughts, and false emotions to steal your script. Will you let him?
NOOOOOO. Absolutely Not!
Today is your time to arise and take back what was stolen from you.
God, who created you, adores and loves you unconditionally, is telling you today, "FEAR NOT," for I am with you. There is nothing to fear. The enemy has put up a smoke screen. Please don't fall for it.
When the enemy attacks your mind with "what ifs," old memories, false news, and future devastating clips intended to cause your emotions to react and send alarm signals to your body to respond, pull the emergency trigger, and say, "NO, NOT TODAY, Satan."
Activate your free will and choose to trust the Lord, who told you not to fear because He is with you.
Secondly, do not look around you and be dismayed. That means don't allow your senses to dictate your beliefs and act upon them until you become discouraged.
Thirdly, you've got what it takes because He is your strength!
Strength is not a physical feeling but an inward knowing.
When the Lord says He will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, it doesn't mean you will feel strong or have supernatural courage. He definitely can give you supernatural courage and strength, but His desire is for you to build your faith muscles and not to live by your natural, carnal behaviors.
To fulfill our God-given purpose, we must learn to trust the Lord with all of our hearts and not lean unto our own understanding.
We must learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
This is a lifetime process, not a microwaveable fix.
Like a baby, as you practice, you will fall in the beginning. But get back up. Be determined that you will not give up or quit.
He promised to help you and to hold you up with His victorious right hand.
The choice is yours!
Just know that YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES!!!!
Go for it, conquer your bear, then your lion, and kill your giant!
Know that I am praying for you and asking the Lord to infuse inner strength into you by the power of the Holy Spirit and reroute your life to the original path of victory.
Much love and blessings,