“For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control” (2Tim 1:7)
Today is eight weeks since I broke my ankle. I celebrate it declaring my testimony that I am fear free! I want to encourage you to do the same!
Fear is sometimes an evil spirit. Before bringing anything else, the devil attacks with fear. You need to recognize and confront this demon of fear. To ignore fear it means that you welcome it. Don’t do that!
I am a doctor. I shall try to describe a panic attack. Your mind and your emotions work ‘over time’. You imagine something negative and you continuously ask yourself ‘what if?’ You imagine yourself (or your loved ones) sick or dead. Your body also responds to these negative emotions: your heart beats faster and louder, you tremble and feel dizzy, you breathe faster, you feel chest pain, you sweat more than normal, you feel weak, restless and like running away. You may have a stomach upset and you urinate more often. You may have back pain and migraine headaches. Fear makes you feel like ‘losing your mind’. All these symptoms do not respond to the regular medicine.
To be free from fear you need to be born again. All unbelievers are in bondage to fear. There are no exceptions. They are all cowards. You need prayer and deliverance in the name of Jesus.
Freedom from fear results in power (in my mind), love (in my emotions) and self control (in my will). The Holy Spirit helps me to (re-) gain control over my mind, my emotions and my will. To control it means to have power over a situation. It means to direct my actions towards to expected end. My mind should not go where the devil suggests that it should go. My emotions are not supposed to go wild. I have the power to do what God says I should do!
To be free from the bondage of fear it means I enjoy life even in this particular difficult situation. I not just survive, but I become a winner in the ‘game’ of life. This is my testimony! By the grace of God I am free from fear! I have the power to be an overcomer, a spiritual leader and an inspiration to many. I truly enjoy my life and glorify God daily! Freedom from fear is one of my greatest victories! It is my crown dedicated to The Lord Jesus! I boast in The Lord! I invite you to do the same! Glory to God!