I can remember so many times I have been fearful of a situation or an opportunity. I use to second guess everything including myself and constantly making up excuses that only made sense to me only because of fear.
Fear discourages and intimidates you When you are fearful of a person you lose yourself because of fear. You are not supposed to fear no man fear is a weapon used by individuals who control you. Think about it if you fear me I control you I can manipulate you because I know deep down that you are scared of me and fear is also a sign of weakness. If you mix fear and weakness together you are dealing with a person that is very vulnerable and open to being abused emotionally and manipulated. Fear cannot be your reason for staying in a toxic situation, relationship or environment. Pick yourself up get your fight back and make a decision to live your life fearless and not fearful and do it because you love yourself and you want to save yourself.
God does not give us a spirit of fear especially from a man, so you might say you don't understand he is or this situation is crazy well you serve a crazy God that also loves and protects his children , pray and ask God for provision and for a way out. Fear is not from God fear tries to keep you from going forward and keep you from doing Great things.
Procrastination is one of the biggest indicators of fear. The enemy wants to constantly remind you of how you failed previously when it was never a big deal. God has already forgiven you, so you just need to move forward and never look back. Ask yourself what is the worst that could happen? Then ask yourself what if things happen in my favor? Do not let fear overtake you. Fear is Not of God or from God.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
1 Chronicles 28:20 Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
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