I have been in a Sunday School class on overcoming fear in your life and I’m learning lots. Fear has controlled me for lots and lots of year. We all have some sort of fear in our lives that controls us. Did you ever wonder how fear becomes a part of our life?
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Did you know that behind every fear there is a lie that’s controlling you???
1. A crisis occurs in your life.
2. A lie takes root!
3. Fear controls you.
This is how a stronghold takes place in your life.
Stronghold according to the dictionary is:
- a place that has been fortified, to protect it against attack.
- a place of security or survival
- a place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld
With a stronghold, we develop our own means of coping with life and defending ourselves.
It’s like the story of how they train elephants. When elephants are babies they are chained together at the ankles. At first, they try and break loose, but they can’t because the chains are so tight. They eventually quit trying. Later in their adult years, they are just held by a piece of rope that is staked to the ground. They could easily break free but they don’t even try!! That’s how we act when we believe lies year after year. We become enslaved to sin. We don’t have to live tied up if we know Jesus. He has already cut the ropes.
OK, I’m sure if you are like me you can identify one or two fears in your life. So what do we do with the lies??
1. When fear immobilizes you UPROOT the lie. What lie are you believing about yourself?
2. Plant the truth of God’s word in your life.
3. Let God’s word take root in your life.
I LOVE the above saying. It is so true. I have lived both ways. I have run as fast as I can away from the issue. I have news for you, the issues are still there when you come back and you still have to deal with it. Face your fears! God is there to help you.
Fear is only a mirage! Don’t buy into the lie.
I’m going to share with you next week a way to create a detailed battle plan to fight that fear!