- B. Wright-Jones
Don't Let Fear and Insecurity Stop You...Ready, Set, Go
Did you know that Satan's number one weapon against us is fear? He has many tricks up his sleeve, but fear is one of the main ones he will use to keep us paralyzed and afraid to move forward. If Satan can keep us in fear and insecurity then he can keep us from our destiny. Fear is only a weapon used against us and only wins when we don't know who we are.
1 John 4:18 tells us that "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We have to know who we are in Christ, and we have to walk in the authority already given to us. Believe me when I say that I struggle just like others with fear and insecurity, but thank God I'm growing and I have come a long way. So kick rocks to you devil.
I speak life and walk towards the promises I believe God has for me, but it has not always been that way. I'm so thankful for what God is doing in my life, and for the people God is placing in my life that are helping me to be better. I suggest that you check your circle, and if you feel that you need more positive support then I suggest you make the necessary changes to make that happen. We all need others around us that are strong, positive, and that see the greatness within us and will lift us higher.
We have to stop being fearful and insecure and just remember who's image we are made in. That very moment when fear and insecurity try to creep in we have to speak life and bind those lying spirits. We have to get radical with our faith and encourage ourselves every minute we get. We have to stay in the word, pray without ceasing, speak life, fast, and keep our eyes stayed on Christ believing what His word says about us. When we do all of that we also have to remember to keep moving forward and press so that we can receive the things of God. God never told us it was going to be easy, but that makes it even better when we pass the test with obedience knowing the promise is going to come.
Some of you reading this right now have been playing with fear. God is trying to bring a change in your life, but you are so comfortable you are afraid to change. Don't be afraid of change because God is trying to bring about new beginnings in your life. Trust the process and don't stop change from taking you to another level.
2 Timothy 1:7 tells us "For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". We have to walk in that and stay confident about the power we hold because of Jesus. We don't have to be fearful and insecure but this is also a choice. Are you willing to put the work in and spend time with God so that your mind can be renewed? Read Romans 12:2 and meditate on that scripture while being encouraged.
God desires for us to feel good about ourselves and to have a healthy self image. We have to see the beauty within ourselves and constantly remind ourselves that we are made in the image of God. God is love and love is beautiful.
Be encouraged today beloved and walk in your God given authority. When Satan comes knocking don't answer because we already know He has nothing good to offer. Don't fear, see the greatness within you, know that you are blessed and you have so much to offer. Allow change, do what you love, believe in yourself, and try new things. We can't let the lies steal our destiny because there are people waiting for us to fulfill our purpose and destiny.
As always, thanks for the visit and keep looking up!!!