How to Gain Power Over Fear
How to Gain Power Over Fear by Bishop Edward Brink.
Fear is one of the most powerful emotions we experience as human beings. It can cripple us, limit us, and even control us if we let it. It can prevent us from pursuing our dreams, speaking our minds, or even enjoying our lives. However, fear doesn’t have to have power over us. There are ways to overcome it, and the Bible offers some powerful verses that can help us gain power over fear.
The first step in gaining power over fear is to acknowledge it. We need to recognize when fear is present in our lives, identify what it is that we’re afraid of, and then confront it. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” This verse reminds us that fear doesn’t come from God, and that we have been given the power to overcome it.
One way to confront fear is to replace it with faith. In Psalm 56:3-4, the writer says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” This verse reminds us that when we put our trust in God, fear loses its power over us. It also reminds us that no matter what happens, we can always trust in God’s promises.
Another way to gain power over fear is to focus on the present moment. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” This verse reminds us that we can’t control the future, but we can control our thoughts and actions in the present moment. By focusing on the present, we can reduce our anxiety about the future and gain power over our fears.
Finally, we can gain power over fear by cultivating a mindset of gratitude. In Philippians 4:6-7, the Apostle Paul writes, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This verse reminds us that when we focus on the things we are grateful for, our fears and anxieties fade away, and we experience God’s peace.
In conclusion, fear is a powerful emotion, but it doesn’t have to have power over us. By acknowledging our fears, replacing them with faith, focusing on the present moment, and cultivating a mindset of gratitude, we can gain power over fear. The Bible offers many powerful verses that can help us in this process. As we face our fears with God’s help, we can experience freedom, peace, and joy in our lives.
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