For so long many have lived in fear, fear of being rejected, fear of the unknown, fear of what people will say when they find out, fear of showing who they are and expressing what they feel. Many have become dumb, simply because they are scared of speaking out or voicing their own opinion. Our children are not left out in this as well.
Many people still believe that fear only happens in frightful situation but that’s far from it. Fear starts by hunting our subconscious mind thereby making us live in fear all the time. The truth is many of us may never know what true happiness is until we stop living in fear.
When I was little, my elder ones made me so scared of the dark. Whenever I wanted to go to a place they didn’t want me to go they would quickly say “ojuju is there”” (those of you that are Nigerians would understand) in other words “the boggey man is there” and so I grew up scared of the ojuju man that doesn’t even exist. I couldn’t sleep alone because my mind wouldn’t stop playing the scenerio of the ojuju man being in my room. This wasn’t a good ordeal at all.
This is still happening to many of us. We have a scary picture of things that don’t exist and the thoughts keeps hunting us till date. Most of our fears begins from the mind. What the mind can’t perceive, the brain won’t process. So, how about we start feeding our mind with positive thoughts. Shall we?
According to Psychology Today, it says and I quote ” Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason. Trauma‘s or bad experiences can trigger a fear response within us that is hard to quell. Yet exposing ourselves to our personal demons is the best way to move past them”
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9…Not many believers take into cognisant this words of promise. It’s time we lived above our fears. We have been redeemed from all our fears, we no longer need to live in fear of the unknown, fear of being judged, or of punishment and condemnation.
If you are reading these words, perhaps you know what it’s like to battle fear every day. Perhaps you’ve been plagued with fear of being unable to cope with certain changes in your life, maybe you are scared of loosing your health, your job, or leaving that abusive relationship, of your step father who won’t stop abusing you and your mother, or you are suffering from severe anxiety attacks and the thoughts of going anywhere outside your home fills you with suffocating fear. I want you to know that is not the life God wants you to live. With the perfection of Christ’s finished work, He has made a way for you to be free. “You are free…Free from your fears! It’s time to confront your fears!
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Thank you for sharing this message of reassurance. It reminds me of the quote about being kind to everyone because you never know what battle they may be fighting. Fear is a constant battle for all of us. Let’s take on those fears!
Am glad you liked the post. We all need to support one another. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, looking forward to seeing more of your comments.
I love that verse from Joshua about being strong and courageous. What a promise we are given in that.
Yes Ma’am, a solid promise of hope. How reassuring to know that we serve a king that honoured his words more than his name. His words and promises always come to past. Thank you Ma’am for dropping your comments, it’s always a pleasure.
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Do not fear…such an assurance that He is always with us…
Yes, He is always with us. It’s very thoughtful of you to drop by and comment. Thank you
Yes! I am working through fear and anxiety right now (blogging about it at braverthanbefore.wordpress.com), and I TOTALLY believe that God can completely deliver me from it. It is a work in progress right now, but I look forward to the day that I will walk in complete freedom <3
Am sure Talasi, God will perfect the good work he has started in you. He has not given you the spirit of fear but of joy, love and sound mind. Continue to bask in the freedom God has given to you. My prayers are with you. Thank you for dropping by and sharing with us.
Lol on “ojuju is here”. It us true that fear does not occur only in frightful situations. It creeps slowly into our daily living, becomes a go-to emotion for every challenges or decision-making. It can become cririppling. This post is very insightful and uplifting.
Smiles…Hi Labo, that’s a popular scary slang in Naija, I met it, grew up with it and am sure generations to come will still hear of it. It’s funny how the bad things that create fear trends more this days. Thank you for your kind words,it’s very thoughtful of you to drop by and share your comments with us.
For so long. My fears ran my life. But no more. No more. I have faced so many things and came out on the other side. I will face my fears and I will come out on the other side. Thanks for sharing this. So encouraging.
Am glad you are facing the giant called fear and I know you will keep conquering. I always wear this smile each time I see your responses, you can’t see my face but am sure you can feel it.
Thanks. It took me a long time to see it, but yes I will keep conquering them one day at at time. You are so sweet. I look forward to your posts. Yes I can feel your smile. You can’t see my face either, but I am smiling.
Awwww, am glad you are wearing that smile, that’s what victors do, they smile through it all. Thank you dear for dropping by
Yep we sure do. You’re welcome.
A really great post! And thanks for the follow!
You are welcome. Thank you for dropping by and commenting.
My favorite verse “There’s no fear in love, perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
Perfected in love! I can only imagine what that would be like!
I can imagine too, but am guessing the feeling will be out of this world. Thanks Mel, it’s very thoughtful of you to drop by.
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Thank you very much.???
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThis is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you like it and you are most welcome. Thank you for stopping by.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWow. I just wrote a tiny snippet on fear so this resonates with me! Fear has kept me from doing so much but I have to get out in front of it and start living life! Thanks for sharing ?
You are most welcome. That’s good to and keep walking boldly as you conquer many more heights. Your presence here is highly appreciated.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsNice inspiring piece .. we only need to be in harmony and show respect instead of living with fears.
Yes we do. It’s so good to have you drop by and share with us. Thank you very much
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsMy biggest fear is failure, yet I use failure as a learning opportunity in everything I do. Without fear, we will not learn, we will not discover, we will not overcome. Nice post!
Well I can totally relate to your response but there are still people that are scared of failures, they just want to keep succeeding no matter what. To them failure is totally unacceptable. You never know how far you have gone if you haven’t failed. Thank you Crespo For sharing with us. It’s very thoughtful of you.
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Welcome on board and am sure you will do great. Never stop pushing yourself, there’s a lot more you can achieve. I will surely check it out. Thank you very much.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsFear not 365 times mentioned in the Bible I think it is by no coincidence!! Thanks for sharing ?
No it’s not. There are no accidents or mistakes with God. You are quite welcome.
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