Fear is a feeling of anxiety and panic caused by the awareness of danger, or perceived danger. It is intense reluctance to meet a person or face a situation. It is a negative expectation and outlook.
Types of Fear
Fear of being alone
Fear of rejection
Fear of commitment
Fear of decision making
Fear of the future or change
Fear of failure
Fear of inadequacy
Fear of shortage
Fear of man, like another person
Fear of death
How Fear Manifests
Fear comes from the enemy. Our proof of this is the scripture that says, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.
So if it didn’t come from God, then it must be a gift that comes from the enemy. And guess what? We don’t have to accept it!
Here are some ways that fear manifests. It manifests as worry, people tend to worry because they have a negative expectation.
Fear also manifests as anger, it manifests as jealousy and envy.
And the thought behind that is, you see someone who has what you want, and your immediate thought is there isn’t enough for you.
How to Work Through Fear
- Decide to not accept it. Remember, fear is a gift from the enemy that you do not have to accept. So the next time fear presents itself, make the decision at the outset to not accept it.
Replace fear with faith. Fear and faith cannot exist in the same place naturally, right? So if faith is present, then there is no fear.
Talk to it. You can talk to fear. Say things like, “fear, you have no place in my mind. I will not accept you. I resist you. You’re done. You’re finished. Period.”
Focus on God’s word. There are so many great tools in the Bible. I feel like the Bible is underutilized. We have to learn how to use it for what it really is.
Connect with people who inspire you and your faith. This is critical because if the people around you are doubting you, and are just as afraid as you are, then none of y’all are going to ever leave your comfort zones. You must surround yourself with people who will hype you up and inspire you.
Face your fears. You have to face your fears, and do exactly what it is that you are afraid to do. On top of that, you have to expect to win. Walk into the situation with a victory mindset.
I’m really passionate about helping you get past your fear. So I created a worksheet to assist with this. The best part is it’s free. It helps guide you through the solutions I mentioned a few minutes ago.
Download the resource here. Also, check out the post on the value of purpose and the truth about what to expect when walking in your purpose.
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