For the thing I feared has overtaken me, and what I dreaded has happened to me. Job 3:25 (HCSB)
Fighting to maintain a peaceful mindset has been a daily battle for me having dealt with the seeds of fear being planted at an early age; all I knew was fear. I didn’t know that peace belonged to me. I didn’t know that I could be at rest trusting God will take care of everything that concerns me. Fear was so implanted in my heart that it seeped out in every area of my life.
Freedom came for me upon exposure to truth from God’s Word. I began to realize whatever I give my attention to is what will grow in my life. In the face of fear, we are faced with a decision; believe God or give into fear. Fear has no power over us except what we give it.
It behooves us to pay attention to what we allow to grow in the garden of our minds. We can accept or reject negative thoughts. We must be proactive in receiving God’s truths from the Bible. It is only then that we will be able to allow peace to flood our hearts rather than fear.
I challenge you today, instead of worrying about what may happen, begin to replace those fearful thoughts with scriptures of God’s promised protection. In doing this, we will allow ourselves an opportunity to make the right decisions in fearful situations. The next time you are faced with fear, make a choice to remain in the peace that God has already given you. Trust in His unfailing love for you.
Lord, too often we have allowed fear to dictate our decisions. I pray that you will help us to be mindful of what thoughts we give attention to. I pray that our main focus will be that of peace and your plan to give us an expected end, a future and a hope. Not only were you bruised for our iniquities, but the chastisement of our peace was upon you as you hung on the cross. I pray that we won’t take your sacrifice for granted. Thank you that you keep us in perfect peace as our minds are stayed on you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Grace and Peace to you,
Mary ~ Your Breakthrough Coach
@ Mary Pinckney, 2018