Now that we understand the need to remove fear because it is a spirit not given to us by God… What’s next?!?🤷🏾♀️
Well from previous post “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
God has given us some pretty sweet weapons to break fear from our lives.
Power, Love and Sound Mind, this is great and all but to use a weapon you must understand it’s workings, and these are not your physical weapons but spiritual. So, let’s break these down so by the end of this you will be able to understand the workings of all 3 vital weapons to remove fear.
It first starts with power, we need the power to stand against fear to break it. Without power, we will always bow down to fear which is why this is the first weapon God mentions against fear.
Let’s slow this down for a second. What is this power exactly? This power is the strength given to us by God, not something we have obtained ourselves but have gained through His grace.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
With this gained strength we have the power to do all things YES! even break fear, but wait there is more
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right God” (Isaiah 41:10)
not only have we been given strength to do all things but God goes on to say I will also be with you with this strength.
This leads perfectly into the next weapon which is love, you know the saying “the power of love is stronger than anything”. Now y’all might be thinking this only relates to fairytales and movies but you are sadly mistaken. This phrase is beyond true, for is it not written: “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” (Colossians 3:14) and furthermore “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8). If love is God Himself, the bond of perfection then you can imagine the edified power on top of God’s strength already given to us to overcome fear.🤯
Let’s dig a bit deeper to make this more interesting “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”(1 John 4:18). Isn’t God amazing, the power in perfect Love itself drives out fear, in other words, the strength we have in love will drive out fear.😲
POWER + PERFECT LOVE (God) = Driving out fear
Naturally, a sound mind was a hard one for me to grasp, I asked God what is a sound mind? Then God spoke that your mind is a powerful tool in maintaining the disposal of fear. I sat there like huh! 🤨and God further began to explain. It’s one thing to drive out something it’s another thing to maintain from not giving in to it again. The example of exercising came to mind. When we set the goal to lose weight, get healthier or get into shape. We smash out the first week but then start to give in to temptation in the next week, next thing we know we are back to old habits😩. The same thing when it comes to fear, we can break it from our lives, feel so refreshed. However, don’t go thinking this spirit is going away silently, its going to come back with seven other friends.
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first..” (Matthew 12:43-45).
So it’s critical not to fill our minds with just anything, we need a positive mindset, one filled with the word of God and consistently ready to drive out fear when it appears with the understanding of the tools you have.
I hope you are all fired up and ready to use these weapons 💪🏾💪🏾
stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊