Tonight, my Sis was relaying a story and something she said hit me right between the eyes and serves as a terrific reminder. What she said was, “If you know Jesus, you have no business being afraid.”
Several years ago while driving to a meeting, listening to Strong Enough by Matthew West on Christian radio and weeping, pretty much from my toes, the Lord spoke to me. What He said to me was, “I’m going to break every fear off of you. You’re not going to be afraid of anyone or anything.”
Today as I was trying to discern what I should do about a particular situation, I realized fear was trying to grip my heart and be the rudder of my ship. Oh how I thought the fear would have been broken off of me in total so long ago. Yet just this afternoon in talking with my Sis in a lunchtime chat, I remember discussing with her the definition of insanity when it came to how I was choosing to conduct myself in a new way in relation to a particular issue. For those of you unfamiliar, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. Sort of like going down the same street but thinking you’re going to get to a different destination I suppose.
When I feel the ground quaking and the enemy trying to shake me to my core, I’m remembering more quickly these days that God didn’t give us a suggestion that it would be really great to not fear but that He in fact tells us to fear not, which makes it a commandment.
So this whole conquering fear thing has been stage after stage, step after step over many years for me. I’ve had to picture the mouthpiece of the enemy as a tiny little mouse trapped in a glass case and remind myself how small and powerless he is. I’ve had to reminisce about a prayer time wherein a dear friend’s husband laid hands on my ears and prayed over me that I would only hear the voice of God. I’ve had to remember that the devil is a liar, in fact the father of lies and learn that he goes about as a roaring lion but that he is not in fact a fierce lion.
In fact he is simply one that mimics. For Christ is the Lion of Judah! He comes as an angel of light but after his fall when he defected from heaven, he is darkness at his core. Where he tries to accuse us, the Lord reminds us that when we are in Him we are not condemned but redeemed!
Look, the reality is that we are not to fear man or satan if we are redeemed. For greater is the Holy Spirit of God that resides in us than all the messy evil spirits that are roaming around on this planet.
So I challenge you and myself, that every time we hear that we are subject to any alleged authority that is not of God, to cast it down in the name of Christ and to remember that we have absolutely no business to walk around in fear or to be overwhelmed by evil. We are to overcome evil with good as the Scripture tells us. And yes darkness they have found does travel faster than light. But what does the Word say? We are lights, a city set on a hill. So shine that light and the darkness will flee.
In business I have heard so many people say a quote that I particularly dislike, which is, “Fake it till you make it.” I say, “Do it afraid” because if you do that, you are actually standing up to your fear and acknowledging the authority that you have in the power of Christ. Then you will not be overcome. You will be the overcomer! Romans 12:21
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