Overcoming “FEAR” and walking in peace can be one’s biggest obstacle in life.
Before I dive into today’s Devotion I wanted to take this time to share with you guys as to why I am adding my journey and walk with Christ Jesus as a concrete part of the Blog. Too often time people will see me and draw many different assumptions that “life for me is just perfect no hard times just blissful” well that’s where false perception comes in; I can honestly say I am the women that I am today because of Christ and Christ ALONE.
So with that being said, I thought to myself why not take the opportunity and share my journey and walk with the Lord by being transparent and talk about different life struggles that we all seem to face in our daily lives. Everything I share on here derives from my personal experiences and walk with Him on how He led me to make finer choices in life.
Now Back to fear, shall we… Too often times the enemy interferes with (our) daily lives by trapping us with the spirit of fear, and blocking our mind and heart to receive and see the greater calling to which Jesus has called us forth to live.
Lately, I’ve been finding myself overly consumed with the fear of failure, questioning my goals, projects and ultimately my dreams asking myself whether or not they are actually obtainable. But the good news is found in the word of God in which I choose to trust and depend on with all of my heart. His words in Isaiah 26:3 declares “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all those whose thoughts are fixed on you”. What great joy to know that the enemy can try all the tactics and games he wants but, my Heavenly Father declares that He will keep me in perfect peace that there’s no need to fear and be overwhelmed with the troubles I myself have absolutely no control over.
I don’t know what areas in your life the enemy has bound you with the spirit of fear, maybe it is with your family, a relationship, your studies, your future. I am not sure but only you and the Lord knows. My prayer and hope is that you will take hold of His amazing promises and start to speak them daily over your life. I won’t lie to you at first, it will seem like a waste of time because we tend to like instant gratification and results but I guarantee you with time you will begin to see changes take place and the hand of God working in your life.
I am not the most Faithful person when it comes to my daily devotion but I can assure you that the Lord is pleased with a willing heart; so each morning I thrive on pushing myself to start my day by speaking God’s word over my life; bring every thoughts captive under the obedience of Christ. I began to declare and decree His promises and watch them manifest in my life over time.
Being tied down by fear drains you physically and emotionally, but if God says He will give me peace, then, therefore I receive Peace. Peace in my mind, peace in my body, peace in my emotions, peace in my family, peace at my school or workplace, peace in my coming out and coming in.
I declare the peace of Christ is mine’s to keep. The enemy will not have my joy the word of God declares in Psalms 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart, He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving”.
When fear tries to creep into my life (which it will every day) His Word begins to serve as a perfect reminder that He is my refuge and I can run I mean runnn to Him to keep my mind, my emotions, my life, my current situations in perfect peace.
My walk and Faith with Christ is not the easiest but because of His Spirit that lives in me I know that I am in fact more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus, I will fight the good fight and keep the faith. Try and remind yourselves of this daily “I will not be overcome by fear, but I will find perfect peace In Jesus Christ my refuge and my Shield”.
I pray that these words find you, whoever and wherever you are, may it strengthens your faith and draw you closer to Jesus Christ because that is the ultimate goal.
God is alive! nothing is impossible for Him.
May He keep you in perfect peace, see you on the next post.
With Love Ann,