"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ROBBER OF TRUTH


Fear is holding me back from saying and confronting the truth to my mum about many things.

Fear is holding me back from stepping out into other avenues the Lord is nudging me towards.

Fear is holding me back in facing some of the pain I must go through for my healing.

And the list goes on, and on, and on.......

I know without a doubt, fear is one of my biggest stumbling blocks. And I am sure without a doubt a lot of you can also relate. The devotional below is from the neat lady, Joyce Meyer on this topic.

If not all, a whole heck of a lot I can relate to below. I do hope this devotional does bless you and help you along with overcoming this robber of truth in your own life:


For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear) 2 Timothy 1:7

Fear robs many people of their faith.

Fear of failure, fear of man, and fear of rejection are some of the strongest fears employed by Satan to hinder us from making progress. But no matter what kind of fear the enemy sends against us, the important thing is to overcome it. When we are faced with fear, we must not give in to it. It is imperative to our victory that we determine, "I will not fear!"

The normal reaction to fear is flight. Satan wants us to run; God wants us to stand still and see His deliverance.

Because of fear, many people do not confront issues; they spend their lives running. We must learn to stand our ground and face our fear, secure in the knowledge that we are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:37.)

Fear of failure torments multitudes. We fear what people will think of us if we fail. If we step out and fail, some people may hear about it; but they quickly forget if we forget it and go on. It is better to try something and fail than to try nothing and succeed.

Approach life with boldness. The Spirit of the Lord is in you?so make up your mind not to fear.

Do This:

Face any fears you may have. Determine in your heart that fear will not rule your life. Begin to say, "I will not fear!"

13 comments:

  1. Getting past fear is a big step. Eliminate fear, eliminate most problems.

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  2. JBR, where do you get such appropriate photos for all your posts?

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  3. stuck-in-the-middleSeptember 30, 2009

    Good post JBR. Nice devotional.

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  4. Love the picture! Many of us have been there!
    Yes, I can relate. When you get a chance, you might want to read my Catholic blog entry that I just posted. Hope it inspires. Your blog always inspires me. God bless.

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  5. I think you're right-- fear can be a crippling emotion if we let it. I love your last paragraph!

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  6. Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Psalm 27: 14

    Trusting God is the perfect denfense in fighting off satans attacks on us daily. Satan will not go down without a fight. He will bring as many people down with him as he possibly can. Being strong in the Lord and putting on the full armor of God daily will 'ping' off his attacks. God Bless.

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  7. Fear is subjective. What you may fear another does not. What another may not fear, may terrify you. There is one fear that is close to universal and that is the fear of death and dieing. If you have belief enough to see that death is not an ultimate end and have faith enough to power you to overcome the fear of death, then all other fears are small and easily quashed. Hebrews 2:14 if you need a bible verse.

    Fear nothing. Ever. What can stand against the spirit of the creator within you?

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  8. Fear is definitely a robber. I hate it when I let the enemy use it in my life.
    Praying we both can stand strong,
    andrea

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  9. Being someone whose life has been run by fear,I enjoyed the devotional.

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  10. Fear is not from our God... When we submit ourselves to God, resist the enemy, and him and fear will flee from us.

    I love that picture! God bless you JBR!

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  11. i think everyone knows that fear. it can cripple if you let it. the best tip i was ever given was to, on a day when i feel like i'm ruling the world, do, say or tackle just one of your fears, and amazingly enough, it's not so hard then...

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  12. JBR,

    We have to remember not to fear! It is not from God. We have to look further into things to decide what do we really fear, is it the other person's reaction when we have to confront some issue, if so pray about it and wait for God's leading. Perhaps we need to weigh out the benefits of that conversation and see if God has another way.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  13. The next time fear knocks on your door sweetie, send faith to answer it. I love you.

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