More from Life – The week of September 22

I’m afraid, I’m afraid 
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Isaiah 41: 10,13

The fearful people live in a world dominated by “if …”  The so … life leaves them cowering, fearful and terrified. Those that do cause them to live a life full of limitations. Fears and phobias paralyze the freedom in their lives.

Sometimes they are prisoners of past failures and mistakes, and many of the time they are left terrified of the present. They live so carefully that their lives become monotonous, dull, boring instead of joyous and full of adventure.

Part of the problem with fear is that fear is a feeling. It is very difficult to deal with a feeling because feelings ignore logic.

And since feelings come and go it is difficult to deal with them. Fear is a feeling that makes you a prisoner of the past, paralyzes the present, and spoils the future.

The Bible in complete contradiction tells us: fear not . In fact, there are 366 verses in the Bible that say don’t fear one for each day of the year plus one for pylon. 

Isaiah 41: 10,13 says,

Do not fear, because I am with you; do not be discouraged, because I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will certainly help you, yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Because I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, who says to you: “Do not fear, I will help you.”

How do we defeat fear? Fear is defeated by faith. Faith that God is greater than any fear. You need to understand that God is always with you, He never lets you go even when you go through the storms of life.

So if your life has become a monotonous existence, a pond, a routine. Get up in the morning, go to work, come home, watch TV, go to sleep. Today is the ideal day for you to be encouraged to do what you have always wanted but have not done for fear of yes . Get out of your comfort zone and do something that stimulates your life.

The easiest and most cowardly question is to run away from fear. So if you are afraid of heights, get on an elevator. If your fear is flying, get on a plane. If your fear is rejection, offer your friendship. Whatever your fear, face it. 

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