1 Peter 5:8-9
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith because you know that your brother throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. "
In America where over the counter products are deemed important as preventative medications, we are mentally programmed to be "on alert" for any symptoms that may become worse. Because if we "catch it early" we can often lessen the symptoms of a sickness. I have been known to take several supplements as preventative measures ensuring that they may aid as a trap keeping known pathogens out of my path.
The same holds for fear. I recommend anytime you begin to feel fearful, you pray and confess:
"I will not live in fear." You will see amazing results if you do. When we pray, God hears and answers. When we confess His Word, we renew our own minds and come into agreement with his plans for us. No matter what God wants to do for us, we must agree with him in order to receive and enjoy it (Amos 3:3). We must learn to think LIKE God thinks and talk LIKE he talks. None of his thoughts or words are fearful.
This thought - I will not live in fear - will help you become courageous rather than fearful. Call it to mind the instant you begin to feel fear, and meditate on it during the times you are not afraid, too. By doing this you will be more prepared to stand against fear when it does come.
Remember it will take time! You must commit to stick to it until you see change. Say it when you begin to feel fear. "I will not live in fear." It will keep fear from overtaking you. You may still feel some fear, but you can move past it by realizing that it is merely the devil's attempt to prevent you from enjoying life or making any kind of progress. Do what you need to do even if you are slightly afraid.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "not live in fear."
Help me to meditate each day: "I will not live in fear."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.