HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR (5) Genesis 21:8-21
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. (v17)
Every day fear and faith will arise inside you, and you get to decide which one will prevail. Somebody wrote; “Two natures beat within my heart, the one is foul, the other blessed. The one I love, the other I hate, the one I feed will dominate. “Fear and faith will always be present in your life and the other you feed will come out on top. You can’t expect fear to simply disappear. If you focus on your fears, entertain them, and give in to them, they’ll increase. The way to overcome them is to starve them. Don’t give them your time or energy. Don’t feed them with gossip, negative news report, or frightening moves, focus on your faith, and each day feed it through God’s Word. (Romans 10:17) The more energy and time you devote to your faith, the stronger it will become. Anytime you feel afraid of something, but do it anyway, you reprogramme your attitude. In other words, when you feel afraid, it means “go” instead of “stop”, it means “fight harder” instead of “give up.” The most important step you can take to overcome fears is trusting God to do the thing you think you can’t do. No matter how strong a hold fear may have on you it can be overcome. That’s because fear is in your mind, and your mind can be renewed by the Word of God. Here’s the key. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that is good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 NKJV)
PRAYER LINE: Loving Father, may fear not stop me from following You, for I know that You will always love me. Help me to feed on Your word every day. No fear can stop me to overcome my past and move forward to my destiny.
Praise God and fear not your tomorrow.