Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. – 1 John 4:18
So often it feels like my body, my mind and my life are in Fear’s domain.
Yep, that sounds about right.
When I lie awake fearing what the news from my doctors will be in the coming day and weeks, I am giving Fear the superior title in my land.
When I let fears and worry drown out the truths I know, allowing them to change the way I act and react toward others, I am giving absolute ownership to Fear.
The devil makes it so easy to remain in Fear’s Domain. He twists my thoughts so much, gets my fears so ramped up, invades my rest times to such a degree that I am prone to snap at anyone who tries to remind me whose domain it really is.
You see, Fear is sneaky. Fear is a coward. Fear is a liar.
Fear has not the power of superior title or absolute ownership. Fear has only the power we give it.
Christ’s death stripped Fear of any true power it ever had in the lives of His people.
Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. – Hebrews 2:14-15
The truth is that if we want to defeat Fear, we have only to accept the Spirit that has been given to us already. Let it reign.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7
My problem is keeping in mind who truly has perfect Domain… so perfect, complete and absolute that it is called Dominion. Dominion even over Fear.
I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen. – 1 Timothy 6:13-16
Lord Jesus, May You always reign, in my life as in all other things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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