March 17, 2011 at 7:57 am
In my talk with the Lord this morning I began to ask Him about how to cancel the influence of the spirit of fear over my life. For me fear is not based in the fact that some outside force will come and overtake me. Rather it is that I would in some way not measure up, and because of that not measuring up I displease God the Father. Really the issue is not how fear manifest, but that it is fear none-the-less. As I listened for a response from the Father He began speaking to me based on 2 Timothy 2:7 which states “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind (YLT).
He reminded me that power is not of me; it is the grace of God and His ability working in and through me to accomplish the work. He also reminded me of His love for me and the fact that He would not allow me to be made ashamed and as I walked according to His love the work He has will be done with the right motive and not bring harm, but bring a good report to His name. Lastly He said that He has settled some truths within me that cannot be shaken or displaced so that my heart and mind are sure, stable, and sound mind concerning who He is and what He is doing in and through me.
He further went on to explain if fear is present it did not come from Him, neither is it up to Him to release me from it. The only way fear can have dominion in my life is if I grab hold to fear, and the only way I can get it out of my life is to release it and in turn grab hold to the truth of the Word of God. I cannot hold on to fear and attain peace at the same time. I cannot hold on to a lie while trying to grasp the truth. It is impossible to hold on to fear looking at it and decreeing “I will not fear, fear has no power, I will not fear, I will not fear…” That declaration has no power unless I back it up with corresponding action by letting go of the lie and grabbing hold to an even more powerful truth. This is done as I stir up the gift within me by walking in the assignment God has given me which is walking in the power, love and soundness of mind given me by the Father. As I do this fear looses its dominion. I am ruled by the Spirit of God and am able to experience the fullness of the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit!
Be Strengthened – Be Encouraged – Be Blessed !
~ Much Love, Dawn