Daily Devotion

Blocked by Fear

"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."  2 Timothy 1:7

Have you ever had the feeling that you are stagnant?  Or that the things you are praying for aren't happening?  Have you considered whether you are operating in the spirit of faith or in fear? 

Fear is the roadblock when you don't have your license and registration on you, it is the big spider in the middle of the floor, it is rollercoaster that you have always avoided riding.  It's there, ugly as ever, staring you in the face.  And why? Because you have acknowledge that it is stronger than the faith you think  you have.  In your mind, its bigger than anything you've ever done, and its bigger than GOD.  That's right, it is because you gave the same power to it that you could give to God.  The same power that you could give to God to activate that little faith you have could have changed any situation for you.  Your fear can block your progress, and ultimately block God's flow in your life.  It can block you from hearing from Him on a particular situation because you allow your mind to feed on that thought you should have killed, I'm too weak or afraid to do this.  I'm too afraid to go forward or a personal favorite of mine, there are too many unknowns for me.  Well if the same prayers you prayed for a friend worked, won't your own prayers work for you?  If the same faith you are operating in on the behalf of another worked for them, why can it not work for you?  After all, it is your faith.

When I attended World Changers, whenever Dr. Dollar spoke on fear, he would refer to it as negative faith or perverted faith.  He said it was meditation on the wrong–the negative.  And that is exactly what it is.  If you spend so much time believing and focusing on what you will not get, I'm pretty sure you won't pay attention to the opportunities for you to take a step in the positive direction.  You will miss the opened door or window of opportunity for you to move forward.  Fear is a crippling, paralyzing thing, a tool of the enemy to keep you bound to the belief of 'you can't' forever.  Well if you use the tools that God has given you to overcome for the right things, you can allow yourself to move forward.  I didn't realize that I was blocking my own blessings until I started listening to what was playing in my head.  The tape recorder is real, and if you don't change what you are listening to–which is ultimately what you believe, you will be blocked in every area of your life.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."  1 John 4:18

"No weapon formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of God and their righteousness is of me," says the Lord.  Isaiah 54:17

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