Last night I was at a Women’s Conference. The speaker encouraged us to choose wisdom rather than fear. Now if you read my blog daily, you know how much I despise fear and try to expose it and overcome it in my life.
But I asked God if there were any areas in my life in which I was agreeing with fear.
This year, I have four areas in my life trying to cause anxiety. The Lord showed me the root of each were the same. Fear of succeeding in ministry, fear of succeeding as an author, fear of succeeding in my personal finance, fear of succeeding at work. I was nursing a fear of failure.
As a child, I strived to succeed because I equated success with love and acceptance. I realized there was a residual of that fear still in my heart.
How does one overcome? The blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. So I looked up every scripture on success. I began to declare them over my life and will continue to declare them. My testimony is God’s promises.
What is your fear? Do not give it a place. Stop agreeing with the fear. Agree with God’s word. Overcome fear with truth. Fear is a partnership with the devil. Peace is a partnership with the Holy Spirit. Choose your partner wisely.
“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7 TPT