Do Not Fear...
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."
2 Timothy 1:7
God calls each of us to engage in spiritual warfare at times. Whenever satan wants to come against one of God's children, he does so by trying to intimidate through fear. Have you recently felt as though you have been intimidated by fear? I have..Most of my friends and family would describe me as a strong,driven type A personality gal. Yet, lately I am feeling weak, vulnerable and fearful. I knew when I started writing this Blog off and on that I would have to be transparent to others. It's not easy sitting here writing for all to read about my heart, soul and mind-but I came to realize that this blogging is a very therapeutic way to bring me back to the road that our Father wants me to walk along. If there is one thing I have learned and that is fear can paralyze and torment one's faith.
I am going to use David as an example of how God anoints us for accomplishing His mission. Every day is a new day for lessons to be learned through our Father. All he ask for is not just myself but for you to have faith. See David did not weight the risk of failure (death) because his faith was resting totally in God. David put his complete trust in God that he would slay Goliath. Since the day I was baptized and accepted Jesus as my savior I have been in training with the Lord on how to see the tactics of the enemy going around and instilling fear in God's children. But, even those of us who are not babies of the word can fall into one of many traps that the enemy has.The one thing that I have trouble with is when I am vulnerable, weak and fearful I will not ask soon enough for prayer so therefore I fall prey to the enemies trap. That is what has happen these past few months. I, yes I did not seek His wisdom, mercy,grace and more before I stepped out into doing what I thought was best. So by not practicing what He has taught me especially about self discipline and love I have nose dived into a state of depression which for me I have not experienced for over 20 years and am now starting to claw my way up out of the pit.